(In weaving) the crosswise threads on a loom over and under which other threads (the warp) are passed to make cloth.
More example sentences
- The pile is formed by knots, which are tied round the warp threads, and held in place by the weft, which is passed back and forth and beaten down securely.
- A tapestry is, by definition, a flat-woven cloth that uses discontinuous weft threads to create images.
- The children's tiny fingers are perfect for manipulating the weft items through the warp strings.
Old English weft(a), of Germanic origin; related to weave1.