- to extend (slivers of fiber) and twist slightly in carding.
- the fibers produced by slubbing.
- a slight irregularity in yarn produced either accidentally or purposely by knotting or twisting or by including uneven lengths of fiber in spinning.
Origin of slub
First recorded in 1825–35; origin uncertain
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- a lump in yarn or fabric, often made intentionally to give a knobbly effect
- a loosely twisted roll of fibre prepared for spinning
- (tr) to draw out and twist (a sliver of fibre) preparatory to spinning
- (of material) having an irregular appearance
C18: of unknown origin