from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To draw out and twist (a strand of silk or other textile fiber) in preparation for spinning.
- n. A soft thick nub in yarn that is either an imperfection or purposely set for a desired effect.
- n. A slightly twisted roll of fiber, as of silk or cotton.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small thickened portion or knot found on linen yarn, caused by defects.
- n. Sludge.
- n. Fabric fiber produced by slubbing.
- v. To draw and twist fibers in order to prepare them for spinning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A roll of wool slightly twisted; a rove; -- called also slubbing.
- transitive v. To draw out and twist slightly; -- said of slivers of wool.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Loose mud; mire.
- n. Wool slightly twisted preparatory to spinning, usually that which has been carded.
- To twist slightly after carding, so as to prepare for spinning: said of woolen yarn.
- n. A lump or thick piece of cotton which becomes attached to or twisted into the yarn during the process of spinning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)