noun \ˈde-kəl\

Definition of DECKLE

:  a frame around the edges of a mold used in making paper by hand; also :  either of the bands around the edge of the wire of a papermaking machine that determine the width of the web

Origin of DECKLE

German Deckel, literally, cover, from decken to cover, from Old High German decchen
First Known Use: 1816

Rhymes with DECKLE


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