bias tape
noun Date: 1915 a narrow strip of cloth cut on the bias, folded, and used for finishing or decorating clothing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bias tape — or bias binding is a narrow strip of fabric, cut on the bias (UK cross grain ). The strip s fibers, being at 45 degrees to the length of the strip, makes it stretchier as well as more fluid and more drapeable compared to a strip that is cut on… …   Wikipedia

  • bias tape — noun uncount AMERICAN a narrow band of cloth, used for making neat edges when sewing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bias tape — noun (U) AmE bias binding …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bias tape — noun see bias binding …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bias (textile) — Bias or cross grain of cloth. The bias (US) or cross grain (UK) direction of a piece of woven fabric, usually referred to simply as the bias or the cross grain , is at 45 degrees to its warp and weft threads. Every piece of woven fabric has two… …   Wikipedia

  • Tape measure — plastic tape measure (metric) Self retracting tape measure (imperial) …   Wikipedia

  • bias binding — noun or bias tape : a narrow strip of cloth cut on the bias, folded once or twice, and used chiefly for finishing and decorating clothing * * * bias binding noun (a long narrow folded piece of) material cut slantwise to provide stretch and used… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tape —   Leki.     Bias tape, mōlina.     Recording tape, lipine ho okani.     Tape measure, lula …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Tape bias — is the term for two phenomena, DC bias and AC bias, that improve the fidelity of analogue magnetic tape sound recordings. DC bias is the addition of a direct current to the audio signal that is being recorded. AC bias is the addition of an… …   Wikipedia

  • Bias (disambiguation) — Bias is an inclination towards something, or a predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, or predilection. Bias may also refer to:In science and statistics: * Bias (statistics), the systematic distortion of a statistic ** A biased sample… …   Wikipedia

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