Definition of selvage
1a : 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 weaveb : an edge (as of fabric or paper) meant to be cut off and discarded
Variants of selvage
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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