verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective goffered
1 Treat (a lace edge or frill) with heated irons in order to crimp or flute it.‘a goffered frill’
- ‘The body of the robe was of zero velvet, goffered, with a square pelerine of solferino poil de chevre amidships.’
- ‘The goffering iron was a rolling pin-like round bar that was heated before use.’
- ‘Tumans could be goffered or pleated and were decorated with pompons made from color silk or gold threads.’
- ‘After the washing came the drying and then ironing, goffering, and crimping before the laundry process was complete.’
- ‘The goffering iron was made in France, then England.’
- 1.1as adjective goffered (of the gilt edges of a book) embossed with a repeating design.
- ‘Full leather, blind stamped and tooled, goffered edges in gold.’
An iron used to crimp or flute lace.
Late 16th century: from French gaufrer stamp with a patterned tool from gaufre honeycomb from Middle Low German wāfel (see waffle).
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