Dandy roller
Dandy Dan"dy (d[a^]n"d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n"d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to dress; a fop; a coxcomb. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) (a) A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is set. (b) A small sail carried at or near the stern of small boats; -- called also {jigger}, and {mizzen}. [1913 Webster]

3. A dandy roller. See below. [1913 Webster]

{Dandy brush}, a yard whalebone brush.

{Dandy fever}. See {Dengue}.

{Dandy line}, a kind of fishing line to which are attached several crosspieces of whalebone which carry a hook at each end.

{Dandy roller}, a roller sieve used in machines for making paper, to press out water from the pulp, and set the paper.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dandy roller — noun see dandy roll * * * dandy roll or dandy roller, a roller used in papermaking for solidifying the web of paper and for putting on the watermark. ╂[origin uncertain] …   Useful english dictionary

  • dandy-roller — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dandy — Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or gives… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy brush — Dandy Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy fever — Dandy Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy line — Dandy Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dandy — n. 1. Beau, fox, coxcomb, exquisite, popinjay, macaroni, jackanapes, jack a dandy, man of dress, man milliner, vain fellow, cicisbeo. 2. Sloop rigged vessel. 3. Boatman, waterman (on the Ganges). 4. Dandy roller (in paper machine) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dandy roll — noun also dandy roller Etymology: dandy (III) : a light wire covered roll that rides on the wet web of paper on a fourdrinier machine to compact the sheet and sometimes impress a watermark …   Useful english dictionary

  • dandy roll — Papermaking. a light, open cylinder of wire gauze in a papermaking machine, for smoothing wet pulp and for impressing a watermark. Also called dandy roller. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • dandy roll — /ˈdændi roʊl/ (say dandee rohl) noun Printing a wire mesh cylinder in a paper making machine which implants a permanent pattern in the paper. Also, dandy roller …   Australian English dictionary

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