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gof·feralso gauf·fer (gŏf′ər, gô′fər)
tr.v. gof·fered, gof·fer·ing, gof·fers also gauf·fered or gauf·fer·ing or gauf·fers
To press ridges or narrow pleats into (a frill, for example).
1. An iron used for pressing ridges or narrow pleats.
2. Ridges or pleats produced in this manner.
1. (Knitting & Sewing) to press pleats into (a frill)
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to decorate (the gilt edges of a book) with a repeating pattern
3. (Knitting & Sewing) an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the decoration formed by goffering books
5. (Knitting & Sewing) the iron or tool used in making goffers
[C18: from French gaufrer to impress a pattern, from gaufre, from Middle Low German wāfel; see waffle1, wafer]
1. an ornamental plaiting used for frills and borders, as on women's caps.v.t.
2. to flute (a frill, ruffle, etc.), as with a heated iron.
[1700–10; < French gaufre waffle < Middle Dutch wāfel waffle]
Past participle: goffered
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|Noun||1.||goffer - a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)|
|2.||goffer - an iron used to press pleats and ridges|
|3.||goffer - an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats|
|Verb||1.||goffer - make wavy with a heated goffering iron; "goffer the trim of the dress"|
wave - set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"