Definition of heddle in English:

heddle

Line breaks: hed¦dle
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛd(ə)l
 
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noun

A looped wire or cord with an eye in the centre through which a warp yarn is passed in a loom before going through the reed to control its movement and divide the threads.
More example sentences
  • He explains the complex task of laying out the long warp and threading the heddles.
  • Adding heddles to the loom was like adding drums to the dance.
  • A single heddle makes a weave known as ‘tabby’, and by the use of several heddles quite complicated ‘twills’ and ‘herringbone’ patterns could be woven.

Origin

early 16th century: apparently from an alteration of Old English hefeld (see heald).

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