gauffer


noun

  1. an ornamental plaiting used for frills and borders, as on women’s caps.

verb (used with object)

  1. to flute (a frill, ruffle, etc.), as with a heated iron.

noun, verb

  1. a less common spelling of goffer

verb (tr)

  1. to press pleats into (a frill)
  2. to decorate (the gilt edges of a book) with a repeating pattern

noun

  1. an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
  2. the decoration formed by goffering books
  3. the iron or tool used in making goffers

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