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v. & n.
Variant of goffer.
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(Knitting & Sewing) a less common spelling of goffer
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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]
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Past participle: gauffered
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|Noun||1.||gauffer - an iron used to press pleats and ridges|
|2.||gauffer - an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats|
|Verb||1.||gauffer - 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"
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