Lisle thread
Lisle Lisle (l[imac]l), n. A city of France celebrated for certain manufactures. [1913 Webster]

{Lisle glove}, a fine summer glove, made of Lisle thread.

{Lisle lace}, a fine handmade lace, made at Lisle.

{Lisle thread}, a hard twisted cotton thread, originally produced at Lisle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lisle thread — noun a strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long staple cotton) • Syn: ↑lisle • Hypernyms: ↑cotton * * * noun see lisle * * * a fine, high twisted and hard twisted cotton thread, at least two ply, used for hosiery, gloves, etc.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lisle thread — a fine, high twisted and hard twisted cotton thread, at least two ply, used for hosiery, gloves, etc. Also called lisle. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • lisle thread — /ˈlaɪl θrɛd/ (say luyl thred) noun a smooth, hard twisted cotton thread. {from Lisle, former name of Lille, a town in N France} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lisle — (l[imac]l), n. A city of France celebrated for certain manufactures. [1913 Webster] {Lisle glove}, a fine summer glove, made of Lisle thread. {Lisle lace}, a fine handmade lace, made at Lisle. {Lisle thread}, a hard twisted cotton thread,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lisle glove — Lisle Lisle (l[imac]l), n. A city of France celebrated for certain manufactures. [1913 Webster] {Lisle glove}, a fine summer glove, made of Lisle thread. {Lisle lace}, a fine handmade lace, made at Lisle. {Lisle thread}, a hard twisted cotton… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lisle lace — Lisle Lisle (l[imac]l), n. A city of France celebrated for certain manufactures. [1913 Webster] {Lisle glove}, a fine summer glove, made of Lisle thread. {Lisle lace}, a fine handmade lace, made at Lisle. {Lisle thread}, a hard twisted cotton… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lisle — [līl] n. [after Lisle, earlier sp. of LILLE, where orig. made] 1. a fine, hard, extra strong cotton thread: in full, lisle thread 2. a fabric, or stockings, gloves, etc., knit or woven of lisle adj. made of lisle …   English World dictionary

  • lisle — /luyl/, n. 1. knit goods, as gloves or hose, made of lisle thread. 2. See lisle thread. adj. 3. made of lisle thread. [1850 55; named after LISLE, France, where first made] * * * ▪ Illinois, United States       village, DuPage county,… …   Universalium

  • lisle — [[t]laɪl[/t]] n. 1) tex a fine, high twisted and hard twisted cotton thread, at least two ply, used for hosiery, gloves, etc 2) tex knit goods made of lisle thread 3) tex made of lisle thread • Etymology: 1850–55; after Lisle, earlier form of… …   From formal English to slang

  • lisle — n. lisle thread, fine cotton thread; goods knit from lisle thread …   English contemporary dictionary

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