deckle edge


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 edge (audio) \ adjective

Examples of deckle edge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If people don’t know what a deckle edge is, this information doesn’t help. John Warner,, 16 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of deckle edge

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deckle edge was circa 1874

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“Deckle edge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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