noil

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noun

a short fiber of cotton, wool, worsted, etc., separated from the long fibers in combing.

Nearby words

  1. noguchi, hideyo,
  2. noguchi, isamu,
  3. noh,
  4. nohow,
  5. noi,
  6. nointer,
  7. noir,
  8. noise,
  9. noise factor,
  10. noise generator

Origin of noil

First recorded in 1615–25; origin uncertain

Related formsnoil·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for noil

noil

noun

textiles the short or knotted fibres that are separated from the long fibres, or staple, by combing

Word Origin for noil

C17: of unknown origin

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