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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.
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]
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.
2. deckle edge.
[1800–10; < German Deckel cover, lid =deck(en) to cover (see deck)]
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|Noun||1.||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