heddle

[hed-l]

Origin of heddle

1505–15; perhaps representing Old English *hefedl, a metathetic variant of hefeld (Middle English helde, ModE heald), cognate with Old Saxon hevild; akin to Old Norse hafald
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heddle

noun
  1. one of a set of frames of vertical wires on a loom, each wire having an eye through which a warp thread can be passed

Word Origin for heddle

Old English hefeld chain; related to Old Norse hafald, Middle Low German hevelte
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