(also gauffer /ˈgôfər, ˈgäf-/)
verb[with object] (usually as adjective goffered)
- 1Treat (a lace edge or frill) with heated irons in order to crimp or flute it: a goffered frillMore example sentences
- After the washing came the drying and then ironing, goffering, and crimping before the laundry process was complete.
- Tumans could be goffered or pleated and were decorated with pompons made from color silk or gold threads.
- The body of the robe was of zero velvet, goffered, with a square pelerine of solferino poil de chevre amidships.
- 1.1 (as adjective goffered) (Of the gilt edges of a book) embossed with a repeating design.More example sentences
- Full leather, blind stamped and tooled, goffered edges in gold.
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late 16th century: from French gaufrer 'stamp with a patterned tool', from gaufre 'honeycomb', from Middle Low German wāfel (see waffle2).
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