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

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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“Deckle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deckle. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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