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twill

[twil] /twɪl/
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
1300-1350
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-
Related forms
untwilled, adjective
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twill

/twɪl/
adjective
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
noun
2.
any fabric so woven
verb
3.
(transitive) to weave in this fashion
Word Origin
Old English twilic having a double thread; related to Old High German zwilīth twill, Latin bilīx two-threaded
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Word Origin and History for un-twilled
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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