- Also called waffle cloth. a fabric with an embossed surface woven in a pattern resembling a honeycomb.
- the characteristic weave of such a fabric.
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for honeycomb
Put one of these tissues under a microscope and you will find that it consists of a honeycomb of small compartments or units.Psychology and Achievement|Warren Hilton
At the top the apron is narrowed by means of three groups of honeycomb or diamond smocking, terminating in points.Needlework Economies|Various
Carries their letters and messages for them all over the show, to your people at the Honeycomb too, sometimes.The Disturbing Charm|Berta Ruck
The cultured nature is a honeycomb: his is a solid mass; and masses give us our most picturesque effects.Stories of the Foot-hills|Margaret Collier Graham
There were three main types including the compound “honeycomb” and “chain” types, and the solitary or compound “cup” type.Geology|William J. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for honeycomb
Word Origin and History for honeycomb
Old English hunigcamb; see honey (n.) + comb (n). Probably the image is from wool combing. Transferred use, of structures of similar appearance, from 1520s. As a verb, from 1620s (implied in honeycombed).