the wick of a candle.
Also can·dle·wick·ing. Textiles.
- Also called candlewick yarn.loosely twisted yarn, usually of cotton, used for making candlewick fabric.
- the process of making candlewick fabric.
- the design made by this process.
(of a fabric) having small, short bunches of wicking tufted to form a design: a candlewick bedspread of unbleached muslin.
Origin of candlewick
before 1000; Middle English candelweke, Old English candelwēoc.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for candlewick
Historical Examples of candlewick
I wished to study, but Candlewick said to me: 'Why should you bother yourself by studying?
He then set out and went everywhere in search of Candlewick.
Satisfy my curiosity, my dear Candlewick: have you ever suffered from disease of the ears?
But it was not my fault; believe me, little Marmot, the fault was all Candlewick's!
Cannon Street was originally called Candlewick Street, from the candle-makers who lived there.
British Dictionary definitions for candlewick
unbleached cotton or muslin into which loops of yarn are hooked and then cut to give a tufted pattern. It is used for bedspreads, dressing gowns, etc
the wick of a candle
(modifier) being or made of candlewick fabric
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