: short fiber removed during the combing of a textile fiber and often separately spun into yarn

Examples of noil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the end of the day, take home your own silk noil and crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2019

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1624, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noil was circa 1624

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“Noil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noil. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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