Definition for quilled (2 of 2)
- a hollow shaft or sleeve through which another independently rotating shaft may pass.
- a shaft, joined to and supported by two other shafts or machines, for transmitting motion from one to the other.
- a rotating toolholder used in boring or facing internal angles.
verb (used with object)
- to arrange (fabric) in flutes or cylindrical ridges, as along the edge of a garment, hem, etc.
- to wind on a quill, as yarn.
Origin of quill
Related formsquill-like, adjective
Examples from the Web for quilled
At one he bought some gloves for Mrs. Woodhouse, and at another some delicate, quilled chrysanthemums caught his eye.Johnstone of the Border|Harold Bindloss
I have "quilled" for her many a time—that is, run the yarn off the reel into spools for use in the shuttle.My Boyhood|John Burroughs
The deep red double daisy; in this the petals are usually tubular or quilled.The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7|William Curtis
Used to blazon the quills of feathers: thus, a blue feather having its quill golden is blazoned—A feather az., quilled or.The Handbook to English Heraldry|Charles Boutell
If their cousins whom we found just now were like Chrysanthemums, these are like quilled Dahlias.Glaucus|Charles Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for quilled
- any of the large stiff feathers of the wing or tail of a bird
- the long hollow central part of a bird's feather; calamus