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calender (KAL-uhn-duhr) noun

A machine in which paper or cloth is made smooth and glossy by being pressed through rollers.

verb tr.

To press (paper or cloth) in the rollers of such a machine.

[French calandre, from Vulgar Latin *colendra, alteration (possibly influenced by Latin columna, column), of Latin cylindrus, roller.]

"Heated calender rollers have much the same effect as a hot iron on fabric." Jim Rosenberg, From The Flexo Front, Editor & Publisher, 9 Mar 1996.

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