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Wilton

Line breaks: Wil¦ton
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪlt(ə)n
 
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Definition of Wilton in English:

noun

A woven carpet resembling a Brussels carpet but with a velvet pile.
Example sentences
  • Whereas the Axminster yarn is woven into each weft and then cut to the required pile height and then reinserted when that colour is needed again – the Wilton carpet yarn is a continuous strand woven all the way through.
  • This new technique was a variation of the original loop-in Brussels weave where the loops of the Brussels weave were cut to produce the characteristic pile of the famous Wilton carpet.

Origin

late 18th century: from Wilton, the name of a town in southern England, noted for the manufacture of carpets.

Words that rhyme with Wilton

Milton, Shilton, Stilton

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