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A mass of short, fluffy fibers. Flock is made from new or waste fibers of Wool, Cotton, Wood or rayon that are cut and ground to form a powder. Fluffy masses of flock are used to stuff furniture and mattresses. Flock is also used in flock printing to form velvet-like patterns on wallpaper, cloth or metal. It is an inexpensive extender in rubber, plastics and flooring compositions.

See also Flock wallpaper.

Synonyms and Related Terms

floc; flocking; floca (Esp.); vlokje (Ned); pluisje (Ned); beddenvulsel (Ned);