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Gauffer \Gauf"fer\, v. t. [F. gaufrer to figure cloth, velvet, and other stuffs, fr. gaufre honeycomb, waffle; of German origin. See Waffle, Wafer, and cf. Goffer, Gopher an animal.] To plait, crimp, or flute; to goffer, as lace. See Goffer.


vb. (context transitive English) To plait, crimp, or flute; to goffer, as lace.

  1. n. an iron used to press pleats and ridges [syn: goffer]

  2. an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats [syn: goffer]

  3. v. make wavy with a heated goffering iron; "goffer the trim of the dress" [syn: goffer]

Usage examples of "gauffer".

She wore a small blue silk necktie, that kept up like a ruff a gauffered cambric collar, and with the movements of her head the lower part of her face gently sunk into the linen or came out from it.

On the left, Robespierre in immaculate sea-green coat and carefully gauffered linen was quietly polishing the nails of his right hand against the palm of his left.