Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Worsted

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12899

\wәr-stәd\ n [ME, fr. Worsted (now Worstead), England] (13c) A general term applied to fabrics and yarns from combed wool and wool blends. Worsted yarn is smooth-surfaced, and spun from evenly combed long staple. Worsted fabric is made from worsted yarns and is tightly woven with a smooth, hard surface. Gabardine and serge are examples of worsted fabrics.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA