(1) (Spinning) An individual strand
(2) (Weaving) An individual warp thread
(3) (Fabric) A length of finished fabric less than a customary unit (piece) in length(In certain districts a half-piece.)
(a) Each passage of a length of fabric through a machine, for example, in jig-dyeing.
(b) A joint between pieces of fabric due, for example, to damage or short lengths in weaving or damage in bleaching, dyeing or finishing.
see also pick, warp
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