filature

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

filature (plural filatures)

  1. The process of drawing fibres into threads, especially the process of reeling raw silk from cocoons.
  2. A spool or bobbin used for the above.
  3. A place where silk is reeled onto spools.
    • 2011, Cultures of Knowledge: Technology in Chinese History (page 55)
      Weavers, reelers, wadders and those working in the filature refused to move, and when forced, produced inferior quality goods or ran away at the earliest opportunity, partly because they were separated from their families []

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Noun[edit]

filature f (plural filatures)

  1. filature
  2. spinning factory
  3. watch, surveillance
    Les gendarmes l'ont pris en filature.
    The police put him on watch.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

filature f

  1. plural of filatura