- a sturdy fabric, usually of fine silk or nylon mesh, used chiefly in serigraphy, embroidery, and as a foundation fabric for wigs.
Origin of bolting cloth
Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325
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Examples from the Web for bolting cloth
I know not that there is such a thing as a bolting-cloth in the whole country.Letters from Palestine
J. D. Paxton
For one bolting-cloth, five yards are required; we may allow, therefore, twenty-five to each mill in the course of a year.
A bolting-cloth of English manufacture will continue good three months, but one of German will last scarcely three weeks.
However this may be, large quantities of bolting-cloth are imported from England.
Large quantities of bolting-cloth are made also by a company in the duchy of Wurtemberg.