lisle thread

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noun

a fine, high-twisted and hard-twisted cotton thread, at least two-ply, used for hosiery, gloves, etc.

Nearby words

  1. lisfranc's joint,
  2. lisgar,
  3. lisichansk,
  4. lisieux,
  5. lisle,
  6. lisp,
  7. lissajous figure,
  8. lisse,
  9. lissencephalia,
  10. lissive

Origin of lisle thread

First recorded in 1850–55

Also called lisle.

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