Origin of felting
- simple past tense and past participle of feel.
- a nonwoven fabric of wool, fur, or hair, matted together by heat, moisture, and great pressure.
- any article made of this material, as a hat.
- any matted fabric or material, as a mat of asbestos fibers, rags, or old paper, used for insulation and in construction.
- pertaining to or made of felt.
- to make into felt; mat or press together.
- to cover with or as with felt.
- to become matted together.
Origin of felt2
Examples from the Web for felting
The chief characteristic of wool is its felting or shrinking power.Textiles
William H. Dooley
Glueing and felting play an important part in the work of the weavers.The Bird
The fulling of flannels and broadcloths is effected by the felting principle.Sheep, Swine, and Poultry
Ammonia has not so strong a felting action as the other alkalies.The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics
It is no wonder that such "dead wool" will be badly adapted for felting.The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing
- felted material; felt
- the process of making felt
- materials for making felt
- the past tense and past participle of feel
- a matted fabric of wool, hair, etc, made by working the fibres together under pressure or by heat or chemical action
- (as modifier)a felt hat
- any material, such as asbestos, made by a similar process of matting
- (tr) to make into or cover with felt
- (intr) to become matted
Word Origin and History for felting
"to make into felt," early 14c. (implied in felted); see felt (n.).
past tense and past participle of feel (v.).
Old English felt, from West Germanic *feltaz "something beaten, compressed wool" (cf. Old Saxon filt, Middle Dutch vilt, Old High German filz, German Filz, Danish filt), from Proto-Germanic *felt- "to beat," from PIE *pel- "to thrust, strike, drive" (cf. Old Church Slavonic plusti), with a sense of "beating" (see pulse (n.1)).