Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. reed (of a loom)
  • v. To separate or part the threads of, and arrange them in a reed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A weaver's reed.
  • n. A guideway in a knitting machine.
  • n. The number of ends per inch in the cloth, provided each dent in the reed in which it was made contained an equal number of ends.
  • transitive v. To separate or part the threads of, and arrange them in a reed; -- a term used by weavers. See sleave, and sleid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of sly.
  • n. See slay.

Etymologies

From Old English. (Wiktionary)

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  • 1. A weaver's reed (also spelled "slaie").
    2. A guideway in a knitting machine.

    August 1, 2007