Definition of sley in English:

sley

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Pronunciation: /sleɪ
 
/
(also slay)

noun

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