Search Result for "selvage": pronunciation
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

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]


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 prevent raveling. [1913 Webster] 2. The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes. --Knight. [1913 Webster] 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):

selvage 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, welt
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

selvage /sel'v@j/, n. [from sewing and weaving] See chad (sense 1).
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):

chad perf selvage snaf /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. [Why "snaf"?] 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. [Jargon File] (1997-07-18)




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