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deckle

[dek-uh l] /ˈdɛk əl/
noun, Papermaking.
1.
a board, usually of stainless steel, fitted under part of the wire in a Fourdrinier machine for supporting the pulp stack before it is sufficiently formed to support itself on the wire.
Also, deckel.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < German Deckel cover, lid, equivalent to deck(en) to cover (see deck) + -el noun suffix
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  • Swirl the mold and deckle until the screen surface is covered with pulp.
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deckle

/ˈdɛkəl/
noun
1.
a frame used to contain pulp on the mould in the making of handmade paper
2.
Also called deckle strap. a strap on each edge of the moving web of paper on a paper-making machine that fixes the width of the paper
3.
Word Origin
C19: from German Deckel lid, from decken to cover
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Word Origin and History for deckle
n.

1810, in paper-making, from German deckel "lid, little cover," diminutive of decke "cover" (see deck (n.)).

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deckle in Technology

/dek'l/ (From "dec-" and "nibble"; the original spelling seems to have been "decle") Two nickles; 10 bits. Reported among developers for Mattel's GI 1600 (the Intellivision games processor), a chip with 16-bit wide RAM but 10-bit wide ROM.
[Jargon File]
(1994-11-23)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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