To press ridges or narrow pleats into (a frill, for example).
An iron used for pressing ridges or narrow pleats.
Ridges or pleats produced in this manner.
To pleat, crimp, or flute (cloth, paper, etc.)
An iron used to goffer cloth, etc.
The act of pleating or fluting; also, a series of pleats, crimps, or flutes.
Origin of goffer
- French gaufrer to emboss from Old French from gaufre honeycomb, waffle of Germanic origin webh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French gaufrer (‘stamp with patterned tool’), from gaufre (‘honeycomb’).