deckle edge
noun Date: circa 1874 the rough untrimmed edge of paper left by a deckle or produced artificiallydeckle-edged adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • deckle edge — n. 1. the rough, irregular edge of a sheet of paper after it leaves the deckle and before it is trimmed: such edges are often favored as decorative 2. an imitation of such an edge produced on trimmed paper, as by tearing deckle edged [dek′əl… …   English World dictionary

  • Deckle edge — Dec kle edge The rough, untrimmed edge of paper left by the deckle; also, a rough edge in imitation of this. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deckle edge — noun rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine made paper • Syn: ↑deckle • Hypernyms: ↑edge …   Useful english dictionary

  • deckle edge — noun the rough uncut edge of a sheet of paper, formed by a deckle. Derivatives deckle edged adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • deckle-edge — deckˈle edge noun The raw or ragged edge of handmade paper or an imitation of it • • • Main Entry: ↑deckle …   Useful english dictionary

  • deckle edge — the irregular, untrimmed edge of handmade paper, often used for ornamental effect in fine books and stationery, now often produced artificially on machine made paper. Also called deckle. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • deckle edge —    The rough edge of handmade paper formed in a deckle. Also called featheredge …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • deckle edge — deck′le edge′ n. pri the irregular, untrimmed edge of handmade paper now often produced artificially on machine made paper • Etymology: 1870–75 deck′le edged , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • deckle edge — /dɛkəl ˈɛdʒ/ (say dekuhl ej) noun the untrimmed edge of handmade paper, formerly much used for ornamental effect in fine books …   Australian English dictionary

  • Deckle edge — Необрезанный край, отливная кромка (бумаги ручного изготовления) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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