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weft

[weft] /wɛft/
noun
1.
Textiles. filling (def 5).
2.
a woven fabric or garment.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English; akin to weave
Related forms
underweft, noun
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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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weft

n.

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

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weft

in woven fabrics, the widthwise, or horizontal, yarns carried over and under the warp, or lengthwise, yarns and running from selvage to selvage. Filling yarns are generally made with less twist than are warp yarns because they are subjected to less strain in the weaving process and therefore require less strength

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