weft knit


: a knit fabric produced in machine or hand knitting with the yarns running crosswise or in a circle compare warp knit
weft-knitted adjective
weft knitting noun

Examples of weft knit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 25-square-foot blanket is sewn in Appalachian Gear Company’s North Carolina factory with a run-resistant weft knit. Charlie Ebbers, Outside Online, 18 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of weft knit was in 1943

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“Weft knit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weft%20knit. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

weft knit

: a knit fabric in which the knitting is done with the yarns running in a crosswise or circular direction (as in ordinary hand knitting) compare warp knit
weft knitting noun
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