worsted definition by Webster's New World
- a smooth, firmly twisted thread or yarn made from long-staple wool combed to make the fibers lie in the same direction
- fabric made from this, as gabardine or serge, with a smooth, hard surface
Origin: Middle English wurstede, after Worsted, now Worstead, England, where first made
worsted definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Firm-textured, compactly twisted woolen yarn made from long-staple fibers.
- Fabric made from such yarn.
Origin: Middle English, variant of worthstede, after Worthstede (Worstead), a village of eastern England.
- worˈsted adjective