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Related to twill: twill weave
1. A fabric with diagonal parallel ribs.
2. The weave used to produce such a fabric.
tr.v. twilled, twill·ing, twills
To weave (cloth) so as to produce a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs.
[Middle English twile, from Old English twilīc, woven of double thread; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Textiles) (in textiles) of or designating a weave in which the weft yarns are worked around two or more warp yarns to produce an effect of parallel diagonal lines or ribs
(Textiles) any fabric so woven
(Textiles) (tr) to weave in this fashion
[Old English twilic having a double thread; related to Old High German zwilīth twill, Latin bilīx two-threaded]
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1. a weave in which the filling threads are woven over and under two or more warp yarns, producing a diagonal pattern.
2. a fabric with a twill weave.
3. a garment, as trousers, of this fabric.v.t.
4. to weave in the manner of a twill.
5. to weave in twill construction.
[1300–50; north and Scots variant of twilly (n.), Middle English twyle, Old English twilī(c), half translation of Latin bilīc-, s. of bilīx having double thread. See twi-]
contraction of it will.
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Past participle: twilled
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|Noun||1.||twill - a weave used to produce the effect of parallel diagonal ribs|
weave - pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
|2.||twill - a cloth with parallel diagonal lines or ribs|
|Verb||1.||twill - weave diagonal lines into (textiles)|
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