A river, about 160 km (100 mi) long, of southeast Scotland forming part of the Scottish-English border. It flows eastward to the North Sea and has rich salmon fisheries.
A wool fabric with a rough surface, in any of various twill weaves of two or more colors or shades.
A suit, skirt, etc. of this.
Origin of tweed
Alteration (influenced by the river Tweed) of Scots tweeltwillfrom Middle English twiletwill
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Scotstweel, with confusion with the River Tweed.
Tweed Sentence Examples
What frontier was adopted after Agricola's departure, whether Tweed or Cheviot or other, is unknown.
the notorious "Tweed ring" of New York City.
On the north bank of the Tweed, one mile west of Peebles, stands Neidpath Castle.
Parramatta was one of the earliest seats of the tweed manufacture, but its principal industrial dependence has been on the fruit trade.
The areas occupied by Carboniferous rocks are almost entirely restricted to the Central Plain or Lowlands, but they are also found skirting the Southern Uplands from the mouth of the Tweed to that of the Nith.