Definition of sley in English:
A tool used in weaving to force the weft into place.
- The sley mechanism swings to and fro. It is responsible for pushing the last pick of weft to the fell of the cloth by means of the beat up motion.
- The fly shuttle oscillating sley works at a higher speed than the throw shuttle sley.
Old English slege; related to slay1.
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