Filature meaning

fĭlə-cho͝or, -chər
The act or process of spinning, drawing, or twisting into threads.
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The act or process of reeling raw silk from cocoons.
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A reel used in drawing silk from cocoons.
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An establishment where silk is reeled.
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A spinning into threads.
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The process of drawing fibres into threads, especially the process of reeling raw silk from cocoons.
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A spool or bobbin used for the above.
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A place where silk is reeled onto spools.
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Origin of filature

  • French from Late Latin fīlātus past participle of fīlāre to spin filament

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