n (1) A general term for any system of yarn which interlaces on the back of a textile material. (2) A knit or woven fabric or plastic foam bonded to a face fabric. (3) A knot or woven fabric bonded to a vinyl or other plastic sheet material. (4) See Carpet Backing. (Kadolph SJJ, Langford AL (2001) Textiles. Pearson Education, New York; Complete textile glossary (2000) Celanese Acetate LLC, Three Park Avenue, New York).