clothing wool

\ ˈklōt͟hiŋ-, -ēŋ- \

Definition of clothing wool

1 : short staple wool usually under 1³/₄ inches in length and suitable only for carding and woolen goods

called also carding wool

2 : wool used in apparel fabrics as distinguished from wool used in carpets

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about clothing wool

Statistics for clothing wool

Cite this Entry

“Clothing wool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

Comments on clothing wool

What made you want to look up clothing wool? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!