heddle definition

  • noun:
    • certainly one of a couple of synchronous cords or wires in a loom used to split and guide the warp threads and then make a path the shuttle.
    • an integral part of a loom. Each one of the threads that kind a warp passes through an eye in a heddle allowing control of the along activity of threads.
    • One of the sets of parallel doubled threads which, with mounting, compose the harness employed to guide the warp threads to the lathe or batten in a loom.
    • In weaving, a series of leashes, twines, cords, or cables vertically stretched, typically in pairs, between two horizontal taverns or laths, looped about both bars, and joined up with within their center part to create eyes for reception of a warp-thread or yarn.
  • verb:
    • To draw the warp thread through eyes associated with the heddle
  • verb-transitive:
    • to attract (the warp bond) through the heddle-eyes, in weaving.
  • others:
    • to attract (warp-threads) methodically through eyes of a heddle.

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