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A fine strand or cord of fibers formed by twisting together two or more filaments. Threads are typically made from Cotton, Flax, Silk, polyester, or nylon. They are wound on spools for used in sewing and other needlework.

Synonyms and Related Terms

strand; cord; gevind (Dan.); Gewinde (Deut.); enfilade (Fr.); draad (Ned.); hilo (Esp.); cabo (Esp.)

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Comment: "thread." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 20 Sept. 2005 .
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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