ETYM Old Eng. lome, AS. gelôma utensil, implement.
A machine for weaving yarn into a textile.
Any machine for weaving yarn or thread into cloth. The first looms were used to weave sheep's wool about 5000 BC. A loom is a frame on which a set of lengthwise threads (warp) is strung.
A second set of threads (weft), carried in a shuttle, is inserted at right angles over and under the warp.
In most looms the warp threads are separated by a device called a treddle to create a gap, or shed, through which the shuttle can be passed in a straight line. A kind of comb called a reed presses each new line of weave tight against the previous ones. All looms have similar features, but on the power loom, weaving takes place automatically at great speed. Mechanization of weaving began in 1733 when British inventor John Kay invented the flying shuttle. In 1785 British inventor Edmund Cartwright introduced a steam-powered loom. Among recent developments are shuttleless looms, which work at very high speed, passing the weft through the warp by means of “rapiers”, and jets of air or water.
weave / wiːv /
Množina reči weave je weaves.
Pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric.
1. A network of sticky strands, such as those woven by spiders.
2. An intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving.
3. An intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim; SYN. entanglement.
4. Membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals.