cottle

noun
cot·tle | \ˈkätᵊl, -ätᵊl\
plural -s

Definition of cottle 

1 : a band or wall typically of clay that encircles an object to be molded and determines the outer extremity of the completed mold

2 : a cylinder usually of waterproof paper used for retaining plaster-of-paris slurry around a mold or form

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