Twill definition

twĭl
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(archaic) It will.
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A fabric with diagonal parallel ribs.
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The weave used to produce such a fabric.
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To weave (cloth) so as to produce a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs.
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A cloth woven so as to have parallel diagonal lines or ribs.
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The pattern of this weave or its appearance.
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To weave so as to produce a twill.
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(weaving) A pattern, characterised by diagonal ridges, created by the regular interlacing of threads of the warp and weft during weaving.
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A cloth or portion of cloth woven in such a pattern.
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To weave (cloth, etc.) so as to produce the appearance of diagonal lines or ribs on the surface.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of twill - tweel

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
twill
Plural:
twills

Origin of twill

  • Middle English twile from Old English twilīc woven of double thread dwo- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English twyll or twylle, from Old English twilic (“two-threaded"), a partial calque of Latin bilix, bilic-, from bis (“twice") + licium (“thread").

    From Wiktionary