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A textile fabric characterized by the entangled condition of most, or all, of the fibres of which it is composed. Three classes of felt can be distinguished:
(1) fabrics with a woven or knitted structure
(2) pressed felt, which is formed from a web or batt containing animal hair or wool consolidated by the application of heat and mechanical action that causes the constituent fibres to mat together
(3) needlefelt

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