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A carpet woven on a jacquard loom and having a velvety surface formed by the cut loops of a pile.

[After Wilton, a municipal borough of south-central England.]


(Textiles) a kind of carpet with a close velvet pile of cut loops
[C18: named after Wilton, Wiltshire, noted for carpet manufacture]


(ˈwɪl tn)

a carpet woven like Brussels carpet, on a Jacquard loom, but having the loops cut to form a velvet pile. Also called Wil′ton car′pet, Wil′ton rug′.
[after Wilton, town in Wiltshire, England]
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Noun1.Wilton - a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom with loops like a Brussels carpet but having the loops cut to form a close velvety pile
carpet, carpeting, rug - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
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"If he makes out you can have him for twenty dollars," Collins told the man, Wilton Davis.
At Eshur, at Stowe, at Wilton, at Eastbury, and at Prior's Park, days are too short for the ravished imagination; while we admire the wondrous power of art in improving nature.
He found her lying on the great polar-bear skin in their bedroom, half-undressed, for they were dining with the Greens in Wilton Crescent, the ruddy firelight making the diamonds wink and twinkle on her bare arms and in the delicious curve of her breast-- a vision of adorable femininity.