noil

[ noil ]
/ nɔɪl /
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noun

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

Origin of noil

First recorded in 1615–25; origin uncertain

Related forms

noil·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for noil

noil

/ (nɔɪl) /

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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