a group of any of the major bast fibers, as flax or jute, prepared for conversion into sliver form.
any of the pieces cut from a layer of carded and combed silk.

Nearby words

  1. striated border,
  2. striated muscle,
  3. striation,
  4. striatonigral,
  5. striatum,
  6. stricken,
  7. strickenly,
  8. strickland,
  9. strickland, william,
  10. strickle

Origin of strick

1375–1425; late Middle English strik bundle of hemp or flax, stick for leveling heaping measures; cf. strickle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for strick



textiles any bast fibres preparatory to being made into slivers

Word Origin for strick

C15 stric, perhaps of Low German origin; compare Middle Dutch stric, Middle Low German strik rope

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Word Origin and History for strick



"bundle of broken hemp, etc.," c.1400, from root of strike (v.). Also as a verb (c.1400).

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