- The definition of a slub is a roll of fiber used for spinning or an irregular place in yarn or fabric.
An example of slub is a roll of alpaca wool yarn.
- Slub is defined as to draw out and twist a strand of fiber or textile for spinning.
An example of slub is pulling a strand of wool to spin into yarn.
- a roll of fiber, as of wool or cotton, twisted slightly for use in spinning
- a soft lump or thick irregular place in yarn or fabric
Origin: from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
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transitive verb slubbed slubbed, slub·bing, slubs
- A soft thick nub in yarn that is either an imperfection or purposely set for a desired effect.
- A slightly twisted roll of fiber, as of silk or cotton.
Origin: Origin unknown.