- to fold (cloth) face to face after finishing.
- to allow (cloth) to lie without further treatment after fulling, milling, scouring, etc.
Origin of cuttle2
First recorded in 1535–45; origin uncertain
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Old English cudele; related to Old High German kiot bag, Norwegian dialect kaule cuttle, Old English codd bag
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