twill tape

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twill tape (plural twill tapes)

  1. A type of flat ribbon, made from any of a variety of materials woven in a twill pattern; a portion of such ribbon.
    • 1982 March, How It's Done: A Sleeping Bag Canopy, Field & Stream, page 190,
      Twill tape at the four corners ties the enclosure to stout sticks stuck in the ground or to sticks tied to the corners of a cot.
    • 1996, Sandra Betzina, No Time To Sew: Fast & Fabulous Patterns & Techniques For Sewing A Figure-Flattering Wardrobe, page 175,
      Place the twill tape on the wrong side of the fabric so that the farthest edge is 3/4 inch (2 cm) from the cut edge of the neckline.
    • 2005, Jan Bode Smiley, The Art of Fabric Books: Innovative Ways to Use Fabric in Scrapbooks, Altered Books and More, page 27,
      Many companies now offer printed twill tape for scrapbooks, altered books, and other embellishment options. These are terrific products, but you might want to create some original printed twill with your own choice of words on it. Twill tape comes in a variety of widths and can be painted or dyed to your desired color before printing.
    • 2010, Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer, Brenda G. Bare, Janice L. Hinkle, Kerry H. Cheever, Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, page 650,
      Place clean twill tape in position to secure the tracheostomy tube by inserting one end of the tape through the side opening of the outer cannula.