twill

[twil]
noun
1.
a fabric constructed in twill weave.
2.
a garment, as a suit or trousers, of this fabric.
verb (used with object)
4.
to weave in the manner of a twill.
5.
to weave in twill construction.

Origin:
1300–50; north and Scots variant of twilly (noun), Middle English twyle, Old English twilī(c), half translation, half adoption of Latin bilīc- (stem of bilīx) having double thread. See twi-

untwilled, adjective
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'twill

[twil]
a contraction of it will.

See contraction.
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twill (twɪl)
 
adj
1.  (in textiles) of or designating a weave in which the weft yarns are worked around two or more warp yarns to produce an effect of parallel diagonal lines or ribs
 
n
2.  any fabric so woven
 
vb
3.  (tr) to weave in this fashion
 
[Old English twilic having a double thread; related to Old High German zwilīth twill, Latin bilīx two-threaded]

'twill (twɪl)
 
contraction of
it will

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twill
"cloth woven in parallel diagonal lines," 1329, Scottish and northern English variant of M.E. twile, from O.E. twili "woven with double thread, twilled," formed on model of L. bilix "with a double thread" (with O.E. twi- substituted for cognate L. bi-), from L. licium "thread," of uncertain origin.
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Example sentences
They were also woven in a diagonal twill pattern that indicated the use of a
  rather sophisticated loom.
There was blood on the boys' cuffs, their shirttails, and the bills of their
  gray twill caps.
Wear the soft, garment-washed twill cotton and clean lines to complement any
  summer outfit.
The jerseys are made of four-way stretch woven twill that sheds moisture.
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