- the strand of twisted and drawn-out fibers of cotton, wool, silk, etc. from which yarns are made
- the process of preparing such a strand
Origin of rovingfrom rove
A continuous strand of loosely twisted and drawn fibers, such as wool, flax, silk, or cotton, ready to be spun.
(comparative more roving, superlative most roving)
- wandering freely.
- His roving eyes never focused on anything specific.
- Present participle of rove.