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goffering

[gof-er-ing] /ˈgɒf ər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a decorative or ornamental frill, ruffle, etc.
Also, gauffering.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; goffer + -ing1

goffer

[gof-er] /ˈgɒf ər/
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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British Dictionary definitions for goffering

goffer

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