One of a set of parallel cords or wires in a loom, used to separate and guide the warp threads and make a path for the shuttle.
A frame fitted with rigid wooden or plastic strips and used for the same purpose, especially in smaller looms.
Any of a series of parallel wires or cords in the harness of a loom, used for separating and guiding the warp threads.
One of the sets of parallel doubled threads which, with mounting, compose the harness employed to guide the warp threads to the lathe or batten in a loom.
Origin of heddle
- Probably alteration of Middle English helde from Old English hefeld kap- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition