dobby weave

dobby weave
dobby weave [dä′bē]
n.
< Dobbie, dim. of Dob, Dobbin: see DOBBIN
a weave with small, geometric patterns

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  • 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•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

  • dob|bie — dob|by or dob|bie «DOB ee», noun, plural bies. 1. a) an attachment to a loom for the weaving of small, often geometric, figures. b) Also, dobby weave. the pattern of figures woven with this attachment. 2. Dialect. a goblin; sprite; brownie …   Useful english dictionary

  • dob|by — or dob|bie «DOB ee», noun, plural bies. 1. a) an attachment to a loom for the weaving of small, often geometric, figures. b) Also, dobby weave. the pattern of figures woven with this attachment. 2. Dialect. a goblin; sprite; brownie …   Useful english dictionary

  • textile — /teks tuyl, til/, n. 1. any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting. 2. a material, as a fiber or yarn, used in or suitable for weaving: Glass can be used as a textile. adj. 3. woven or capable of being woven: textile fabrics. 4 …   Universalium

  • Textile manufacturing terminology — The manufacture of textiles is one of the oldest of human technologies. In order to make textiles, the first requirement is a source of fibre from which a yarn can be made, primarily by spinning. (Both fibre and fiber are used in this article.)… …   Wikipedia

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