a direction of the twist in yarns, from top right to bottom left, resembling the long stroke of the letter Z.
- Compare S twist.
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How to use Z twist in a sentence
The bulk of the miscellaneous cordage is 2-ply cord—each single S-twisted with a final Z-twist.
This sewing element, which serves as the weft, consists of 2-ply Z-twist cord with a medium-to-hard twist.
The cord on these specimens is invariably of the common 2-ply Z-twist agave fiber.
Cordage is of the 2-ply Z-twist type with each single S-twisted.
In eleven specimens the loomstrings had an initial S and final Z twist; twelve show the opposite combination.Chincha Plain-weave cloths | Lila M. O'Neale