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sley

Syllabification: sley
Pronunciation: /slā
 
/
(also slay)

Definition of sley in English:

noun

A tool used in weaving to force the weft into place.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Old English slege; related to slay1.

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