- A machine that tufts carpets, etc.
- A person who uses such a machine.
Variant of tuft
- a bunch of hairs, feathers, grass, etc. growing closely together or attached at the base
- any similar cluster; specif.,
- a clump of plants or trees
- the fluffy ball forming the end of any of the clusters of threads drawn tightly through a mattress, quilt, etc. to hold the padding in place
- a decorative button to which such a tuft is fastened
Origin of tuftMiddle English (with unhistoric -t) ; from Old French tufe, probably ; from Classical Latin tufa, a kind of helmet crest
- to provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts
- to secure the padding of (a quilt, mattress, etc.) by regularly spaced tufts
to grow in or form into tufts