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a machine that presses cloth or paper through rollers: The laundry used a calender to press the sheets.
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A machine in which paper or cloth is made smooth and glossy by being pressed through rollers.
tr.v. cal·en·dered, cal·en·der·ing, cal·en·ders
To press (paper or cloth) in the rollers of such a machine.
[French calandre, from Vulgar Latin *colendra, alteration (possibly influenced by Latin columna, column) of Latin cylindrus, roller; see cylinder.]
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(Mechanical Engineering) a machine in which paper or cloth is glazed or smoothed by passing between rollers
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to subject (material) to such a process
[C17: from French calandre, of unknown origin]
(Islam) a member of a mendicant order of dervishes in Turkey, Iran, and India
[from Persian kalandar]
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cal•en•der(ˈkæl ən dər)
n., v. -dered, -der•ing. n.
1. a machine in which cloth, paper, or the like is smoothed, glazed, etc., by pressing between rotating cylinders.
2. a machine for impregnating fabric with rubber, as in the manufacture of automobile tires.v.t.
3. to press in a calender.
[1505–15; < Middle French calandre]
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Past participle: calendered
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|Noun||1.||calender - a machine that smooths or glazes paper or cloth by pressing it between plates or passing it through rollers|
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
|Verb||1.||calender - press between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or thin into sheets; "calender paper"|
press - place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
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calender[ˈkælɪndəʳ] n (Tech) → calandra
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