dobby loom

dobby loom
a loom equipped with a dobby for weaving small, geometric patterns.

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  • Dobby loom — A loom from the 1890s with a dobby head. A Dobby Loom is a type of floor loom that controls the whole warp threads using a device called a dobby. Dobby is a corruption of draw boy which refers to the weaver s helpers who used to control the …   Wikipedia

  • dobby loom — a loom equipped with a dobby for weaving small, geometric patterns …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dobby — may refer to: Dobby (Harry Potter), a character in Harry Potter Tag (game), a children s chase game Dobby loom Dobby, a character in the Peep Show TV series People Dobby Dobson (born 1942), Jamaican reggae singer and record producer Dobby Gibson… …   Wikipedia

  • Loom — For other uses, see Loom (disambiguation). Draper power loom in Lowell, Massachusetts …   Wikipedia

  • dobby — noun (plural dobbies) Etymology: perhaps from Dobby, nickname for Robert Date: 1878 1. a loom attachment for weaving small figures 2. a fabric or figured weave made with a dobby …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dobby — /dob ee/, n., pl. dobbies. 1. Brit. Dial. a fatuous person; fool. 2. Textiles. a. an attachment on a loom, used in weaving small patterns. b. Also called dobby weave. a small geometric or floral pattern produced by this attachment. c. a fabric… …   Universalium

  • loom — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. appear, come into sight; be imminent, forebode. See arrival, prediction. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. weaver, knitting machine, table loom; see machine 1 . Types of looms include: hand, draw, Jacquard,… …   English dictionary for students

  • dobby — n. part of a loom used in weaving small patterns; fabric with such small patterns; (British Slang) stupid person; fool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dobby — noun (plural dobbies) a mechanism attached to a loom for weaving small patterns. Origin C19: perh. an application of the given name Dobbie, from Dob (alt. of the given name Rob); the usage is prob. an extension of the earlier sense benevolent elf …   English new terms dictionary

  • dobby — dob•by [[t]ˈdɒb i[/t]] n. pl. bies 1) tex an attachment on a loom, used in weaving small patterns 2) tex Also called dob′by weave . a small geometric or floral pattern produced by this attachment 3) tex a fabric having such a pattern • Etymology …   From formal English to slang

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