goffer

goffer

[gof-er]
noun
1.
an ornamental plaiting used for frills and borders, as on women's caps.
verb (used with object)
2.
to flute (a frill, ruffle, etc.), as with a heated iron.
Also, gauffer.


Origin:
1700–10; < French gaufre waffle < Middle Dutch wāfel waffle

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goffer or gauffer (ˈɡəʊfə)
 
vb
1.  to press pleats into (a frill)
2.  to decorate (the gilt edges of a book) with a repeating pattern
 
n
3.  an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
4.  the decoration formed by goffering books
5.  the iron or tool used in making goffers
 
[C18: from French gaufrer to impress a pattern, from gaufre, from Middle Low German wāfel; see waffle1, wafer]
 
gauffer or gauffer
 
vb
 
n
 
[C18: from French gaufrer to impress a pattern, from gaufre, from Middle Low German wāfel; see waffle1, wafer]

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