noun Papermaking.
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.

1800–10; < German Deckel cover, lid, equivalent to deck(en) to cover (see deck) + -el noun suffix Unabridged
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deckle or deckel (ˈdɛkəl)
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.  See deckle edge
[C19: from German Deckel lid, from decken to cover]
deckel or deckel
[C19: from German Deckel lid, from decken to cover]

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