from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cylinder of wire gauze pressed on moist pulp before it starts through the rollers of a papermaking device and resulting in the production of a watermark. Also called dandy roller.


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  • In papermaking, a light, open cylinder of wire gauze in a papermaking machine that smoothes wet pulp and impresses a watermark.

    February 22, 2007