weft (filling)


weft (filling)
   In a woven fabric, the yarn running from selvage to selvage at right angles to the wrap.

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  • Filling Reversible — A term used in the United States of America for a thick, soft, napped fabric made of wool or wool and cotton mixture for bath robes, etc. It is a twill weave and warp and weft are of different colours. The weft is very loosely spun …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • weft — [weft] n. [ME < OE < base of wefan, to WEAVE] the yarns carried by the shuttle back and forth across the warp in weaving; woof; filling …   English World dictionary

  • weft — /weft/, n. 1. Textiles. filling (def. 5). 2. a woven fabric or garment. [bef. 900; ME, OE; akin to WEAVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Filling — A term used in America to denote weft. A weighting substance such as starch, size, china clay, etc., put on to a cloth generally to add weight; sometimes to make it firmer …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • filling — [fil′iŋ] n. 1. the act of one that fills 2. a thing used to fill something else or to supply what is lacking; specif., a) the metal, plastic, etc. inserted by a dentist into a prepared cavity in a tooth b) the foodstuff used between the slices of …   English World dictionary

  • filling — /fil ing/, n. 1. an act or instance of filling. 2. something that is put in to fill something else: They used sand as filling for the depression. 3. Dentistry. a substance such as cement, amalgam, gold, or the like, used to fill a cavity caused… …   Universalium

  • Weft — In weaving, weft or woof is the yarn which is drawn under and over parallel warp yarns to create a fabric. In North America, it is sometimes referred to as the fill or the filling yarn , and in India, it is referred to as baana .The weft is a… …   Wikipedia

  • weft — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse veptr weft, Old English wefan to weave more at weave Date: before 12th century 1. a. a filling thread or yarn in weaving b. yarn used for the weft 2. web, fabric; also an article …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • weft — /wɛft / (say weft) noun 1. woof or filling yarns which interlace with warp running from selvage to selvage. 2. a woven piece. {Middle English and Old English. See weave1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • weft — 1. n. 1 a the threads woven across a warp to make fabric. b yarn for these. c a thing woven. 2 filling strips in basket weaving. Etymology: OE weft(a) f. Gmc: rel. to WEAVE(1) 2. var. of WAFT n. 3 …   Useful english dictionary


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