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weft

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noun \ˈweft\

Simple Definition of weft

  • : the threads that run from side to side on a loom or in a woven fabric

Full Definition of weft

  1. 1 a :  a filling thread or yarn in weaving b :  yarn used for the weft

  2. 2 :  web, fabric; also :  an article of woven fabric

Origin of weft

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse veptr weft, Old English wefan to weave — more at weave


First Known Use: before 12th century

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