noun Etymology: German Deckel, literally, cover, from decken to cover, from Old High German decchen Date: 1816 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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  • deckle — dec kle (d[e^]k k l), n. [Cf. G. deckel cover, lid.] (Paper Making) A separate thin wooden frame used to form the border of a hand mold, or a curb of India rubber or other material which rests on, and forms the edge of, the mold in a paper… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deckle — 1810, in paper making, from Ger. deckel lid, little cover, dim. of decke cover (see DECK (Cf. deck) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • deckle — [dek′əl] n. [Ger deckel, dim. of decke, a cover < decken: see THATCH] 1. a removable wooden frame used as an edging for the four sides of a sheet mold in making paper by hand 2. either of the two edgings used to control the width of a sheet of …   English World dictionary

  • Deckle — In manual papermaking, a deckle is a removable wooden frame or fence placed into a mould to keep the paper slurry within bounds and to control the size of the sheet produced. After the mold is dipped into a vat of paper slurry, excess water is… …   Wikipedia

  • deckle — n. a device in a paper making machine for limiting the size of the sheet. Phrases and idioms: deckle edge the rough uncut edge formed by a deckle. Derivatives: deckle edged adj. Etymology: G Deckel dimin. of Decke cover …   Useful english dictionary

  • deckle — /dek euhl/, n. Papermaking. 1. a board, usually of stainless steel, fitted under part of the wire in a Fourdrinier machine for supporting the pulp stack before it is sufficiently formed to support itself on the wire. 2. See deckle edge. Also,… …   Universalium

  • deckle —    In papermaking, the upper frame that encloses the wet pulp on the mold. Unlike the mold, the deckle is a frame which is entirely open …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • deckle — deck•le [[t]ˈdɛk əl[/t]] n. 1) pri a board, usu. of steel, fitted under part of the wire in a papermaking machine for supporting the pulp stack before it is sufficiently formed to support itself on the wire 2) pri deckle edge • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • deckle — /ˈdɛkəl/ (say dekuhl) noun 1. (in paper making) a frame which forms the paper pulp, fixing the size of a sheet of paper. 2. deckle edge. {German Deckel, diminutive of Decke cover} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • deckle — noun /ˈdɛkəl/ a) A paper making instrument which limits the pulp, and consequently the size of the resulting paper. b) The fattier point cut end of a brisket of beef …   Wiktionary

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