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1. A frame used in making paper by hand to form paper pulp into sheets of a desired size.
2. A deckle edge.

[German Deckel, from Decke, cover, from decken, to cover, from Middle High German, from Old High German decchen; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈdɛkəl) or


1. (Tools) a frame used to contain pulp on the mould in the making of handmade paper
2. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: deckle strap a strap on each edge of the moving web of paper on a paper-making machine that fixes the width of the paper
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) See deckle edge
[C19: from German Deckel lid, from decken to cover]


(ˈdɛk əl)

1. 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.
[1800–10; < German Deckel cover, lid =deck(en) to cover (see deck)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deckle - rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
2.deckle - (paper making) a frame used to form paper pulp into sheets
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
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Most of what's packaged at grocery stores is the lean end, but you can order the deckle from a butcher.
The flow models show that the performance of an internally deckled die is close to that of a non-deckled die, while the external deckle system results in non-uniform flow distribution and broad RTD due to the occurrence of a large stagnation area upstream of the external deckle.
Another Truitt characteristic is the delineation of shape through the use of tape that, when pulled free of the paper's surface, leaves a minute filigree, a kind of microscopic "blur" at the edge that, at times, echoes the deckle edges of the broad sheets of paper on which she worked.
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