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Twill vs. Tweed

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The main difference between Twill and Tweed is that the Twill is a textile weave in which weft threads pass over one and under two or more threads of the warp, producing a diagonal rib or pattern and Tweed is a rough, unfinished woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, now often made of other fibers

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  • Twill (noun)

    A interlacing of weaving.

  • Twill (noun)

    A cloth or portion of cloth woven in such a pattern.

  • Twill (verb)

    To weave (cloth, etc.) so as to produce the appearance of diagonal lines or ribs on the surface.

  • Tweed (noun)

    A coarse woolen fabric used for clothing.

Wiktionary
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  • Twill

    To weave, as cloth, so as to produce the appearance of diagonal lines or ribs on the surface.

  • Twill (noun)

    An appearance of diagonal lines or ribs produced in textile fabrics by causing the weft threads to pass over one and under two, or over one and under three or more, warp threads, instead of over one and under the next in regular succession, as in plain weaving.

  • Twill (noun)

    A fabric woven with a twill.

  • Twill (noun)

    A quill, or spool, for yarn.

  • Tweed (noun)

    A soft and flexible fabric for men's wear, made wholly of wool except in some inferior kinds, the wool being dyed, usually in two colors, before weaving.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Twill (noun)

    a weave used to produce the effect of parallel diagonal ribs

  • Twill (noun)

    a cloth with parallel diagonal lines or ribs

  • Twill (verb)

    weave diagonal lines into (textiles)

  • Tweed (noun)

    thick woolen fabric used for clothing; originated in Scotland

  • Tweed (noun)

    (usually in the plural) trousers

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