lisle-thread

lisle thread

noun
a fine, high-twisted and hard-twisted cotton thread, at least two-ply, used for hosiery, gloves, etc.
Also called lisle.


Origin:
1850–55

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lisle thread

noun
a strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton) [syn: lisle
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