Card clothing
Card Card, n. [F. carde teasel, the head of a thistle, card, from L. carduus, cardus, thistle, fr. carere to card.] [1913 Webster] 1. An instrument for disentangling and arranging the fibers of cotton, wool, flax, etc.; or for cleaning and smoothing the hair of animals; -- usually consisting of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back. [1913 Webster]

2. A roll or sliver of fiber (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine. [1913 Webster]

{Card clothing}, strips of wire-toothed card used for covering the cylinders of carding machines. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • card clothing — a very sturdy fabric with a leather or rubber fillet imbedded with wire teeth for disentangling and cleaning textile fibers, used to cover the rollers or flats of a carding machine. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Card — Card, n. [F. carde teasel, the head of a thistle, card, from L. carduus, cardus, thistle, fr. carere to card.] [1913 Webster] 1. An instrument for disentangling and arranging the fibers of cotton, wool, flax, etc.; or for cleaning and smoothing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • card clothier — noun also card clother ˌklōthə(r) Etymology: card (II) : one that removes and replaces the card clothing of carding machines …   Useful english dictionary

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