Carding


Carding
Carding Card"ing, a. 1. The act or process of preparing staple for spinning, etc., by carding it. See the Note under {Card}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

2. A roll of wool or other fiber as it comes from the carding machine. [1913 Webster]

{Carding engine}, {Carding machine}, a machine for carding cotton, wool, or other fiber, by subjecting it to the action of cylinders, or drums covered with wire-toothed cards, revolving nearly in contact with each other, at different rates of speed, or in opposite directions. The staple issues in soft sheets, or in slender rolls called slivers. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • carding — /kahr ding/, n. the process in which fibers, as cotton, worsted, or wool, are manipulated into sliver form prior to spinning. [1425 75; late ME. See CARD2, ING1] * * * In yarn production, a process of separating individual fibres, causing many of …   Universalium

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  • carding — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of card (I) 1. : a roll of wool or other fiber from a carding machine 2. [by shortening] : carding machine …   Useful english dictionary

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  • carding — card·ing || kɑːdɪŋ n. act of combing and untangling wool kɑːd n. thin and flat object; playing card; postcard; expansion card, circuit board that expands a computer s capabilities (Computers); machine for separating cotton or wool fibers… …   English contemporary dictionary


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