lisle

[ lahyl ]
/ laɪl /

noun

knit goods, as gloves or hose, made of lisle thread.

adjective

made of lisle thread.

Origin of lisle

1850–55; named after Lisle, France, where first made

Definition for lisle (2 of 2)

Lisle

[ leel for 1–3; lahyl for 4 ]
/ lil for 1–3; laɪl for 4 /

noun

former name of Lille.
a town in NE Illinois.
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lisle

/ (laɪl) /

noun

  1. a strong fine cotton thread or fabric
  2. (as modifier)lisle stockings

Word Origin for lisle

C19: named after Lisle (now Lille), town in France where this type of thread was originally manufactured
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