Etymology
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deckle (n.)

1810, in paper-making, "rectangular frame on which the pulp is placed," from German deckel "lid, little cover," diminutive of decke "cover," from Old High German decchen "to cover," from Proto-Germanic *thakjan, from PIE root *(s)teg- "to cover." Meaning "rough or raw edge of paper" is by 1858.

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Definitions of deckle

deckle (n.)
rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper;
Synonyms: deckle edge
deckle (n.)
(paper making) a frame used to form paper pulp into sheets;
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