Definition of Heddle

1. n. One of the sets of parallel doubled threads which, with mounting, compose the harness employed to guide the warp threads to the lathe or batten in a loom.



2. v. t. To draw (the warp thread) through the heddle-eyes, in weaving.

Definition of Heddle

1. Noun. A part of a loom. Each of the threads that form a warp passes through an eye in a '''heddle''' to allow control of the up and down movement of the threads. ¹

2. Verb. To draw the warp thread through the eyes of the heddle ¹

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Definition of Heddle

1. a part of a loom [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heddle

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Literary usage of Heddle

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"Dr Parnell, apparently, had never met with them. Vide " Essay on the Fishes of the Forth," published in 1838. Dr heddle next submitted an analysis of a ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"Notes on a Species of Nostoc or Sky-Jelly (specimen exhibited by Dr heddle). By ALEXANDER BRYSON, Esq. III. Description of a New Species of Trematode Worm, ..."

3. The Cotton Manufacture of Great Britain Systematically Investigated by Andrew Ure (1836)
"The lifting of the heddle, L, is performed by two Fig. 104.—-Sharp and Roberts' Power.Loom. Pint side elevation. Scale, one inch to the foot. ..."

4. Industrial-social Education by William Alpheus Baldwin (1903)
"a heddle. Instead of the shuttle we weave with a needle. ... The weaver pushes his needle through close to the heddle as he did his shuttle, ..."

5. Principles of Mechanism: A Treatise on the Modification of Motion by Means by Stillman Williams Robinson (1896)
"... To make a heddle cam of constant diameters .q and "with tarrying intervals of time equaling t,he motion intervals: In Fig. 224 divide the cam into four ..."

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