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gof·fer / ˈgäfər/ (also gauf·fer / ˈgôfər; ˈgäf-/ ) • v. [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (goffered) treat (a lace edge or frill) with heated irons in order to crimp or flute it: a goffered frill. ∎  [as adj.] (goffered) (of the gilt edges of a book) embossed with a repeating design.

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goffer make wavy, crimp. XVIII. — F. gaufrer impress with a pattern-tool, f. gaufre honeycomb, pastry made on a mould, impressed pattern, AN. walfre — MLG. wāfel; see WAFFLE, WAFER.

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goffer. To create a wavy pattern or rippling effect by means of indentations, incisions, or impressions, so the object thus treated is referred to as goffered.