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also sel·vedge  (sĕl′vĭj)
a. The edge of a fabric, especially one that is woven or knit so that it will not fray, ravel, or curl.
b. An ornamental fringe at either end of an Oriental rug.
2. The edge plate of a lock that has a slot for a bolt.

[Middle English (influenced by Middle Low German selfegge) : self, self; see self + egge, edge; see edge.]


(ˈsɛlvɪdʒ) or


1. (Knitting & Sewing) the finished nonfraying edge of a length of woven fabric
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a similar strip of material allowed in fabricating a metal or plastic article, used esp for handling components during manufacture
[C15: from self + edge; related to Dutch selfegghe, German Selbende]
ˈselvaged adj


or sel•vedge

(ˈsɛl vɪdʒ)

1. the edge of woven fabric finished so as to prevent raveling, often in a narrow tape effect, different from the body of the fabric.
2. any similar strip or part of surplus material, as around a sheet of postage stamps.
3. a plate or surface through which a bolt of a lock passes.
[1425–75; late Middle English, resp. of self + edge, modeled on Middle Dutch selfegghe (Dutch zelfegge)]
sel′vaged, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.selvage - border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet
border - a strip forming the outer edge of something; "the rug had a wide blue border"
2.selvage - the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray
edge - the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"


selvedge [ˈselvɪdʒ] N (Sew) → orillo m, bordo m


, selvedge
nWeb(e)kante f


selvedge [ˈsɛlvɪdʒ] n (Sewing) → cimosa
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