Teaseler
Teaseler Tea"sel*er, n. One who uses teasels for raising a nap on cloth. [Written also {teaseller}, {teasler}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • teaseler — noun One who uses teasels for raising a nap on cloth …   Wiktionary

  • teaseler — tea·sel·er …   English syllables

  • teaseler — …   Useful english dictionary

  • teaseller — Teaseler Tea sel*er, n. One who uses teasels for raising a nap on cloth. [Written also {teaseller}, {teasler}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teasler — Teaseler Tea sel*er, n. One who uses teasels for raising a nap on cloth. [Written also {teaseller}, {teasler}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teasel — teaseler; esp. Brit., teaseller, n. /tee zeuhl/, n., v., teaseled, teaseling or (esp. Brit.) teaselled, teaselling. n. 1. any of several plants of the genus Dipsacus, having prickly leaves and flower heads. Cf. teasel family. 2. the dried flower… …   Universalium

  • Teasell — This unusual and interesting name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is an occupational surname for someone employed as a teaseler, one who teasels cloth, derived from the Old English pre 7th Century taesel , teasel. The surname from this source can… …   Surnames reference

  • teasel — [tē′zəl] n. [ME tasel < OE tæsel < base of tæsan, to TEASE] 1. any of a genus (Dipsacus) of bristly plants of the teasel family, with prickly, cylindrical heads of yellowish or purplish flowers, esp. the fuller s teasel ( D. fullonum) with… …   English World dictionary

  • teasel — n. & v. (also teazel, teazle) n. 1 any plant of the genus Dipsacus, with large prickly heads that are dried and used to raise the nap on woven cloth. 2 a device used as a substitute for teasels. v.tr. dress (cloth) with teasels. Derivatives:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gigger — ˈgigə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: gig (II) + er : one that uses a gig; specifically : a textile worker who raises nap on cloth by running it through a gig called also teaseler …   Useful english dictionary

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