taffeta weave

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n taffeta weave a basic style of weave in which the weft and warp threads intertwine alternately to produce a checkerboard effect
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Usage

In literature:

This weave is used in the production of sheeting, muslin, lawn, gingham, broadcloth, taffeta, etc.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Numbers of Indians are also employed in weaving silks, satins, and taffetas.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
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In news:

The word taffeta is derived from the Persian word taftah, which refers to a fine, plain weave.
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