|1.||the crosswise yarns that fill the warp yarns in weaving; weft|
|2.||a woven fabric or its texture|
|[Old English ōwef, from ō-, perhaps from |
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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