Definition of deckle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdekəl/


(also deckle strap)
1A device in a papermaking machine for limiting the size of the sheet, consisting of a continuous belt on either side of the wire.
1.1A frame on the mold used to shape the pulp when making paper by hand.
Example sentences
  • The deckle holds the pulp in place until the water drains.
  • First, you need to get a frame, or mould and deckle.
  • Once broken down it is washed, cooled, and then made into paper using a mold and a frame called a deckle, to determine size.


Mid 18th century: from German Deckel, diminutive of Decke 'covering'.

Words that rhyme with deckle

freckle, heckle, Jekyll, shekel, speckle

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Syllabification: deck·le

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