- 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
Examples from the Web for stricks
Historical Examples of stricks
At other times, the thin ends of the stricks are also cut off by the same instrument.The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth
T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
In the case of hackling by machinery, the flax is first roughed and arranged in stricks, as above described under hand hackling.
- textiles any bast fibres preparatory to being made into slivers
Word Origin for strick
"bundle of broken hemp, etc.," c.1400, from root of strike (v.). Also as a verb (c.1400).