worsted(redirected from Worsted wool)
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a. Firm-textured, compactly twisted woolen yarn made from long-staple fibers.
b. Fabric made from such yarn.
2. Natural or synthetic yarn of a medium weight.
[Middle English, variant of worthstede, after Worthstede (Worstead), a village of eastern England.]
1. (Textiles) a closely twisted yarn or thread made from combed long-staple wool
2. (Textiles) a fabric made from this, with a hard smooth close-textured surface and no nap
3. (Textiles) (modifier) made of this yarn or fabric: a worsted suit.
[C13: named after Worstead, a district in Norfolk]
wor•sted(ˈwʊs tɪd, ˈwɜr stɪd)
1. firmly twisted yarn or thread spun from combed, stapled wool fibers of the same length, for weaving, knitting, etc. Compare woolen.
2. wool cloth woven from such yarns, having a hard, smooth surface and no nap.adj.
3. consisting or made of worsted.
[1250–1300; Middle English, after Worstede Worstead (Old English Wurthestede), parish in Norfolk, England, where the cloth was made]
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|Noun||1.||worsted - a woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted yarns "he wore a worsted suit"|
|2.||worsted - a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool|