[syn: selvage, selvedge]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Selvage \Sel"vage\, Selvedge \Sel"vedge\, n. [Self + edge, i.
e., its own proper edge; cf. OD. selfegge.]
1. The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to
2. The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes.
3. (Mining.) A layer of clay or decomposed rock along the
wall of a vein. See Gouge, n., 4. --Raymond.
[1913 Webster] Selvaged
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of
an oriental carpet [syn: selvage, selvedge]
2: the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel
or fray [syn: selvage, selvedge]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "selvage":
bank, beading, binding, board, border, bordering, bordure, brim,
brink, brow, coast, edge, edging, featheredge, fimbria,
fimbriation, flange, flounce, frame, frill, frilling, fringe,
furbelow, galloon, hem, labellum, labium, labrum, ledge, limb,
limbus, lip, list, marge, margin, motif, ragged edge, rim, ruffle,
shore, side, sideline, skirt, skirting, trimming, valance, verge,
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
[from sewing and weaving] See chad (sense 1).
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
/chad/ (Or "selvage" /sel'v*j/ (sewing and
weaving), "perf", "perfory", "snaf"). 1. The perforated
edge strips on paper for sprocket feed printers, after they
have been separated from the printed portion.
The term perf may also refer to the perforations themselves,
rather than the chad they produce when torn.
2. (Or "chaff", "computer confetti", "keypunch droppings") The
confetti-like bits punched out of punched cards or paper
tape which collected in the chad box.
One of the Jargon File's correspondents believed that "chad"
derived from the chadless keypunch.