[ strik ]
/ strɪk /


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.

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. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for strick

/ (strɪk) /


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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