American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fabric with diagonal parallel ribs.
- n. The weave used to produce such a fabric.
- v. To weave (cloth) so as to produce a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To weave in a particular way (see twill, n.), producing diagonal ribs in the stuff.
- n. A variety of textile fabric in which the weft-threads do not pass over and under the warp-threads in regular succession, as in common plain weaving. but pass over one and under two, over one and under three, or over one and under eight or ten, according to the kind of twill. The next weft-thread takes a set oblique to the former, throwing up one of the two deposed by the preceding. The effect of this is to produce the appearance of parallel diagonal lines or ribs over the whole surface of the cloth; but the regularity of the parallel lines is broken in various ways in what is termed fanciful twilling. The goods so manufactured are stronger than those made by plain weaving. In twilled cloth the number of heddles used is equal to the number of threads contained in the interval between two intersections of the warp and weft, as when every third thread is to be interwoven three leaves are used, for six threads six leaves, etc. Twills are called, according to the number of leaves employed in the weaving, three-leaf twill, six leaf twill, etc.
- n. The raised line made by twilling.
- n. A reed; a quill; a spool to wind yarn on.
- To quill; trim with quilling or fluting.
- The great fat pincushion lined with pink inside, and twilled like a lady's nightcap.
- A dialectal variant of till.
- n. a pattern created by the way threads are passed over and under each other during weaving
- n. a piece of cloth with this woven pattern
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To weave, as cloth, so as to produce the appearance of diagonal lines or ribs on the surface.
- n. An appearance of diagonal lines or ribs produced in textile fabrics by causing the weft threads to pass over one and under two, or over one and under three or more, warp threads, instead of over one and under the next in regular succession, as in plain weaving.
- n. A fabric woven with a twill.
- n. A quill, or spool, for yarn.
- n. a weave used to produce the effect of parallel diagonal ribs
- n. a cloth with parallel diagonal lines or ribs
- v. weave diagonal lines into (textiles)
- From Middle English twyll or twylle, from Old English twilic ("two-threaded"), a partial calque of Latin bilix, bilic-, from bis ("twice") + licium ("thread"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English twile, from Old English twilīc, woven of double thread; see dwo- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The Shroud of Turin, however, exhibits a more sophisticated weaving pattern, known as a twill weave.”
“This is actually Liberty twill, which is what I recommend for folks just starting to sew with Liberty.”
“After the plain weave the twill is the most common, being much used for dress goods, suitings, etc., as well as some of the thicker cottons.”
“In other words, tweed was originally called twill because it was an unfinished woolen fabric woven into a twill pattern instead of a dull pattern.”
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