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slub

verb \ ˈsləb \

Definition of slub

slubbed; slubbing
transitive verb
: to draw out and twist (slivers of wool, cotton, etc.) slightly

Origin and Etymology of slub

back-formation from slubbing


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slub

noun

Definition of slub

: a soft thick uneven section in a yarn or thread

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First Known Use of slub

1851


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