• A component in a loom, being one of a number of similar components, through the eye of each of which a distinct strand of the warp is threaded.
  • One of the sets of parallel doubled threads which, with mounting, compose the harness employed to guide the warp threads to the lathe or batten in a loom.



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  • From Middle English helde, from Old English hefeld, from the root of Proto-Germanic *habjaną ("to have, heave"), from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p-. Cognate with Old Saxon hevild, Middle Low German hevelte, Icelandic hafald.

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