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weft

[weft] /wɛft/
noun
1.
Textiles. filling (def 5).
2.
a woven fabric or garment.
Origin of weft
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English; akin to weave
Related forms
underweft, noun
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Examples from the web for weft
  • Ikat is a type of weaving where the pattern emerges according to how the warp and weft threads are dyed.
  • Denim is customarily woven with fine white warp threads and somewhat heavier blue weft threads.
  • Not a straight forward reversing of satin weave because the weft yarns are more numerous and more closely set than the warp yarns.
  • The sleeve section was woven with a gauze technique that used additional weft threads to create a complex netlike structure.
  • The fabric is a sateen if it is weft faced meaning only the weft threads show.
British Dictionary definitions for weft

weft

/wɛft/
noun
1.
the yarn woven across the width of the fabric through the lengthwise warp yarn Also called filling, woof
Word Origin
Old English, related to Old Norse veptr; see weave
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Word Origin and History for weft
n.

Old English weft, wefta, related to wefan "to weave," from Proto-Germanic *weftaz (see weave (v.)).

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