epingle

noun

epin·​gle
āˈpaŋˌglā;
¦āˌpan¦glā,
-paŋ¦-
plural -s
: a silk, rayon, or worsted clothing fabric in plain weave characterized by alternating wide and narrow cross ribs

Word History

Etymology

French épinglé, from past participle of épingler to pin, from épingle pin, from Latin spinula small thorn, diminutive of spina thorn, spine

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“Epingle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epingle. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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