Definition of deckle in English:


Syllabification: deck·le
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.
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    • 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'.

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