Definitions for: Worsted


[n] a woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted yarns
[n] a tightly twisted woolen yarn



Webster (1913) Definition: Worst"ed (?; 277), n. [From Worsted, now spelled
Worstead, a town in Norfolk, England; for Worthstead. See
Worth, n., and Stead.]
1. Well-twisted yarn spun of long-staple wool which has been
combed to lay the fibers parallel, used for carpets,
cloth, hosiery, gloves, and the like.

2. Fine and soft woolen yarn, untwisted or lightly twisted,
used in knitting and embroidery.

See Also: cloth, fabric, material, textile, thread, yarn

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