deckle edge

noun

Definition of deckle edge

: the rough untrimmed edge of paper left by a deckle or produced artificially

Other Words from deckle edge

deckle-edged \ ˈde-​kəl-​ˈejd How to pronounce deckle-edged (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of deckle edge

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Deckle edge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deckle%20edge. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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