Deckle definition

dĕkəl
A frame used in making paper by hand to form paper pulp into sheets of a desired size.
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A deckle edge.
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A removable wooden frame used as an edging for the four sides of a sheet mold in making paper by hand.
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Either of the two edgings used to control the width of a sheet of paper in a papermaking machine.
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The outermost layer of meat and fat on a roast or steak.
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(art) A paper-making instrument which limits the pulp, and consequently the size of the resulting paper.
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The fattier point-cut end of a brisket of beef.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of deckle - deckel

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
deckle
Plural:
deckles

Origin of deckle

  • German Deckel from Decke cover from decken to cover from Middle High German from Old High German decchen (s)teg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • German Deckel, diminutive of Decke (“covering”).

    From Wiktionary