• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Heddle (Weaving) One of the sets of parallel doubled threads which, with mounting, compose the harness employed to guide the warp threads to the lathe or batten in a loom.
    • v. t Heddle To draw (the warp thread) through the heddle-eyes, in weaving.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heddle In weaving, a series of leashes, twines, cords, or wires vertically stretched, generally in pairs, between two horizontal bars or laths, looped about both bars, and joined in their middle part to form eyes for the reception of a warp-thread or yarn. Two heddles are used for plain weaving, their vertically opposite movements separating the warp-threads to form an opening or shed for the passage of the shuttle. In the United States harness is generally used for heddle, and in English works on weaving leaf or set of heddles is frequently employed. Heddle is often loosely used in the singular to denote one of the pairs of leashes or cords.
    • heddle To draw (warp-threads) systematically through the eyes of a heddle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Heddle hed′l a series of vertical cords or wires, each having in the middle a loop (Hedd′le-eye) to receive a warp-thread, and passing round and between parallel bars
    • v.t Heddle to draw warp-threads through heddle-eyes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Heald


In literature:

On each side of the woof in the heddle there is a carrier, B.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 286" by Various
If we have, for instance, 100 threads per inch to be drawn on 4 shafts, we must give each shaft 25 heddles per inch.
"Theory Of Silk Weaving" by Arnold Wolfensberger
In ordinary weaving there are two heddles, each fastened to a foot-treadle.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
The principal parts of a loom are the frame, the warp-beam, the cloth-roll, the heddles, and their mounting, the reed.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Hacht, B. Hudson, M. Heddle, M. Jakeman, J. Lewenz, H. Leake, H. Leah, E. A. Lloyd, A. M. Lynch, B.
"Little Folks" by Various
The weaver appears to be provided with one heddle and a beater-in.
"Ancient Egyptian and Greek Looms" by H. Ling Roth
By ETHEL F. HEDDLE, Author of 'Three Girls in a Flat.
"Left on the Prairie" by M. B. Cox
Thus with the raising and lowering of the heddle the weft is passed backward and forward and the weaving goes on quite rapidly.
"Stories of Useful Inventions" by Samuel Eagle Foreman

In news:

3 Heddle Ja, Lue Cb, Saunders Ef, Benz Rd.
(KKCO) – The Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta is having a make-your-own Christmas card class on Dec 5.
Bill Heddles Recreation Center is planning a gingerbread contest Dec 8.
Laughter was on the menu as Janet Reyher, Lucy Orros and Gloria Johnson served breakfast at Bill Heddles Recreation Center March 30 and 31.
Photo by Pat Sunderland Kyla Ownbey swims the backstroke in a race at Bill Heddles Rec Center last Saturday.