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Z twist

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noun
  1. a direction of the twist in yarns, from top right to bottom left, resembling the long stroke of the letter Z.
Compare S twist.

Origin of Z twist

First recorded in 1975–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for z twist

Historical Examples

  • Cordage is of the 2-ply Z-twist type with each single S-twisted.

    A Burial Cave in Baja California

    William C. Massey

  • The spirals formed by twisting may extend upward to the left (the S-twist) or to the right (the Z-twist).

  • Single-ply S-twist warps crossed by single-ply S-twist and Z-twist wefts (1 fine-texture specimen).

  • The cord on these specimens is invariably of the common 2-ply Z-twist agave fiber.

  • This sewing element, which serves as the weft, consists of 2-ply Z-twist cord with a medium-to-hard twist.


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