Warp-and-woof definition

The underlying structure on which something is built; a base or foundation.
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The threads in a woven fabric, composed of the warp (threads running lengthwise) and woof (threads running crosswise) to create the texture of the fabric.
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(by extension) The fundamental structure of any process or system.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of warp-and-woof - warp and weft