noun \ˈws-təd, ˈwər-stəd\

: a type of cloth or yarn made from wool

Full Definition of WORSTED

:  a smooth compact yarn from long wool fibers used especially for firm napless fabrics, carpeting, or knitting; also :  a fabric made from worsted yarns
worsted adjective

Examples of WORSTED

  1. a suit made of worsted

Origin of WORSTED

Middle English, from Worsted (now Worstead), England
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with WORSTED


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Wool yarn made of long-staple fibres that have been combed to remove unwanted short fibres and make them lie parallel. In the spinning operation, which gives the necessary twist to hold the fibres together, worsted yarns are more tightly twisted than are the bulkier woolen yarns. The soft, heavy yarn is strong and durable and is often used for sweaters. Worsteds are also used for fine dress fabrics and suit material.


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