slub

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

slub (plural slubs)

  1. A small thickened portion or knot found on linen yarn, caused by defects.
  2. Sludge.
  3. Fabric fiber produced by slubbing.

Verb[edit]

slub (third-person singular simple present slubs, present participle slubbing, simple past and past participle slubbed)

  1. To draw and twist fibers in order to prepare them for spinning.

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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.