- Textiles. filling(def 5).
- a woven fabric or garment.
Origin of weft
before 900; Middle English, Old English; akin to weave
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Examples from the Web for weft
Now, boys, let the weft rest on the last end, finish your work.The Manxman
If for weft, the cops are forthwith taken to the loom, ready for the shuttle.The Story of the Cotton Plant
As a result the adjustment of warp and weft is more or less disturbed.Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
Heroic literature is only one thread in the weft of medieval literature.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
In this way the pupil can examine both the filling (weft) and warp threads.Textiles
William H. Dooley
- the yarn woven across the width of the fabric through the lengthwise warp yarnAlso called: filling, woof
Old English, related to Old Norse veptr; see weave
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Word Origin and History for weft
Old English weft, wefta, related to wefan "to weave," from Proto-Germanic *weftaz (see weave (v.)).
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