The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Warping \Warp"ing\, n.
1. The act or process of one who, or that which, warps.
2. The art or occupation of preparing warp or webs for the
Warping bank, a bank of earth raised round a field to
retain water let in for the purpose of enriching land.
Warping hook, a hook used by rope makers for hanging the
yarn on, when warping it into hauls for tarring.
Warping mill, a machine for warping yarn.
Warping penny, money, varying according to the length of
the thread, paid to the weaver by the spinner on laying
the warp. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
Warping post, a strong post used in warping rope-yarn.