deckle

noun
deck·​le | \ ˈde-kəl How to pronounce deckle (audio) \

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

Examples of deckle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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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The first known use of deckle was in 1816

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Cite this Entry

“Deckle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deckle. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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