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Definition of "worsted" []

  • Firm-textured, compactly twisted woolen yarn made from long-staple fibers. (noun)
  • Fabric made from such yarn. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "worsted" in a sentence
  • "Shakspeare has not been very courteous towards the _worsted gentry_; had he lived in our times, they might have _worsted_ him for a libel: he says in King Lear, "A base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three suited, hundred pound, filthy, worsted stocking knave.""
  • "For the first lesson I had two balls, one made in worsted, large and soft, the other a bullet."
  • "* Yet a lady of not less than fifty years of age, placed herself at the same time under his instruction, and executed a large piece of worsted from a good mezzotinto print – a cupid and lion."