dobby

noun
dob·by | \ˈdä-bē \
plural dobbies

Definition of dobby 

1 : a loom attachment for weaving small figures

2 : a fabric or figured weave made with a dobby

First Known Use of dobby

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dobby

perhaps from Dobby, nickname for Robert

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