calender

calender

[kal-uhn-der]
noun
1.
a machine in which cloth, paper, or the like, is smoothed, glazed, etc., by pressing between rotating cylinders.
2.
a machine for impregnating fabric with rubber, as in the manufacture of automobile tires.
verb (used with object)
3.
to press in a calender.

Origin:
1505–15; < Middle French calandre, by vowel assimilation < *colandre < Vulgar Latin *colendra, for Latin cylindrus cylinder; compare Middle English calendrer (< Anglo-French) as name of occupation

calenderer, noun

calendar, calender, colander.
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Calender

[kal-uhn-der]
noun
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calender1 (ˈkælɪndə)
 
n
1.  a machine in which paper or cloth is glazed or smoothed by passing between rollers
 
vb
2.  (tr) to subject (material) to such a process
 
[C17: from French calandre, of unknown origin]

calender2 (ˈkælɪndə)
 
n
a member of a mendicant order of dervishes in Turkey, Iran, and India
 
[from Persian kalandar]

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calender
"to pass through a calender," a machine which smooths and presses paper, cloth, etc., 1510s, from Fr. calandre, the machine name, from M.L. calendra, so called from the shape of the machine used, from L. cylindrus, from Gk. kylindros "roll, cylinder" (see cylinder). The
noun meaning "cloth-presser" is recorded from 1510s.
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