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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cal·en·der /ˈkæləndɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cal·en·der, n.  One of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cal·en·der n.
 1. A machine, used for the purpose of giving cloth, paper, etc., a smooth, even, and glossy or glazed surface, by cold or hot pressure, or for watering them and giving them a wavy appearance. It consists of two or more cylinders revolving nearly in contact, with the necessary apparatus for moving and regulating.
 2. One who pursues the business of calendering.
    My good friend the calender.   --Cawper.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cal·en·der v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calendered p. pr. & vb. n. Calendering.]  To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a machine that smoothes or glazes paper or cloth by pressing
          it between plates or passing it through rollers
      v : press between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or
          thin into sheets; "calender paper"