Chiefly Cdn. rawhide thongs or lacings, used for tying or weaving, esp. in snowshoes
Origin of babicheCanadian French from Micmac aapapiich, cord, thread, literally , net string
Strips of rawhide, sinew, or gut used for sewing, lacing, or fastening: snowshoes webbed with babiche.
Origin of babicheCanadian French from Mi'kmaq ápapíj string, thread diminutive of ápapi rope, fishing line from Proto-Algonquian a&qnodot;lapya·pya a&qnodot;lapy- net a·py- string