heddle

noun hed·dle \ ˈhe-dᵊl \
|Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of heddle

: one of the sets of parallel cords or wires that with their mounting compose the harness used to guide warp threads in a loom

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Origin and Etymology of heddle

probably alteration of Middle English helde, from Old English hefeld; akin to Old Norse hafald heddle, Old English hebban to lift — more at heave


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