candlewick

(redirected from Candlewicking)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

can·dle·wick

 (kăn′dl-wĭk′)
n.
1. The wick of a candle.
2.
a. A soft heavy cotton thread similar to that used to make wicks for candles.
b. Embroidery made with knots of this thread.
3. A fabric resembling chenille, made with closely-spaced tufts of cotton and used primarily for bedspreads and robes.

candlewick

(ˈkændəlˌwɪk)
n
1. (Textiles) unbleached cotton or muslin into which loops of yarn are hooked and then cut to give a tufted pattern. It is used for bedspreads, dressing gowns, etc
2. the wick of a candle
3. (Textiles) (modifier) being or made of candlewick fabric

can•dle•wick

(ˈkæn dlˌwɪk)

n.
1. the wick of a candle.
2. Also, can′dle•wick`ing.
a. Also called can′dlewick yarn`. loosely twisted yarn, usu. of cotton, used to form small decorative tufts on the surface of a fabric.
b. a fabric with such tufts on its surface.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candlewick - the wick of a candle
candle, wax light, taper - stick of wax with a wick in the middle
wick, taper - a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
snuff - the charred portion of a candlewick
2.candlewick - loops of soft yarn are cut to give a tufted pattern
fancywork, embroidery - decorative needlework
Translations

candlewick

[ˈkændlwɪk] N
1. (= cloth) → tela f de algodón afelpada, chenille f
2. (= wick of candle) → pabilo m, mecha f (de vela)

candlewick

[ˈkændlˌwɪk] nciniglia (di cotone)
References in periodicals archive ?
Other patterns include a muted Southwest, candlewicking and a large floral.
Other suppliers, such as Hollander Home Fashions pursued a singular image through candlewicking, a technique from the time of the American Revolution, said Scholl, when "women apparently used actual candlewick to do their embroideries.
The unusual nature of candlewicking was also adopted by CHF, the supplier of the Cameo and Aberdeen brands of bedding products, used in combination with printed florals on bed-spreads and decorative pillows.