Faille meaning

fīl, fāl
A soft woven fabric, often of silk or cotton, having a crosswise rib.
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A soft, ribbed, plainly woven fabric of silk or rayon, for dresses, coats, etc.
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A fabric woven from silk, cotton, or rayon with slight ribs.
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Origin of faille

  • French from Old North French cloth head-covering worn by women in Flanders possibly from Middle Dutch falie scarf

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition