card·​ed ˈkär-dəd How to pronounce carded (audio)
: cleansed and disentangled preparatory to spinning : prepared by the action of cards (see card entry 4 sense 1) or a carding machine
carded fibers
Roving … is a ribbon of carded wool, the fibers of which are rubbed together into a round continuous strand with no twist whatever, ready for the spinning process.Werner Von Bergen

Examples of carded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hyer said instituting a playoff ban for the most carded schools would reward those that are following the rules. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Aug. 2023 Without Jordi Alba who was red-carded, Barca now travel to the Spanish capital to take on Atletico Madrid next Sunday where a draw or defeat could see both teams' bitter rivals and defending champions Real Madrid retake the lead in La Liga. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 By 1917, the family business sold cotton, velvet, yarn, carded cloth, and wadding from London to China. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 24 Feb. 2022 Roche is now working with upcycled cashmere fibers derived from pre-consumer waste yarn, which instead of being thrown away, is sorted into colors, shredded, carded, and made into new yarn. Vogue, 26 Jan. 2022 Francisco Ortega was red-carded late in the first half, leaving Argentina down a man. San Francisco Chronicle, 22 July 2021 The junior from Cordoba, Argentina, carded birdies on Nos. 1, 4, 7 and 9 and had one bogey to seize the lead. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 23 Apr. 2021 Fischer made a pair of saves before being blue-carded and leaving the game with 6:13 left in the first half. J.c. Carnahan,, 19 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1547, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carded was in 1547

Dictionary Entries Near carded

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“Carded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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