noun sel·vage \ˈsel-vij\

Definition of SELVAGE

a :  the edge on either side of a woven or flat-knitted fabric so finished as to prevent raveling; specifically :  a narrow border often of different or heavier threads than the fabric and sometimes in a different weave
b :  an edge (as of fabric or paper) meant to be cut off and discarded
:  an outer or peripheral part :  border, edge
sel·vaged or sel·vedged \-vijd\ adjective

Variants of SELVAGE

sel·vage or sel·vedge \ˈsel-vij\

Origin of SELVAGE

Middle English selfegge, selvage, from self self + egge edge (after Middle Dutch selfegghe)
First Known Use: 15th century


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