deck·​le | \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

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Although things like the burger, lamb rack, or deckle might woo you upon first menu perusal, don't skip over the seafood, such as soft-shell crab in season or flounder with horseradish. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Restaurants in Charleston," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of deckle

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deckle

German Deckel, literally, cover, from decken to cover, from Old High German decchen

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