slub

[sluhb]
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noun
  1. the fibers produced by slubbing.
  2. a slight irregularity in yarn produced either accidentally or purposely by knotting or twisting or by including uneven lengths of fiber in spinning.

Origin of slub

First recorded in 1825–35; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for slub

slub

noun
  1. a lump in yarn or fabric, often made intentionally to give a knobbly effect
  2. a loosely twisted roll of fibre prepared for spinning
verb slubs, slubbing or slubbed
  1. (tr) to draw out and twist (a sliver of fibre) preparatory to spinning
adjective
  1. (of material) having an irregular appearance

Word Origin for slub

C18: of unknown origin
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