Definition of Dobby

1. n. An apparatus resembling a Jacquard for weaving small figures (usually about 12 - 16 threads, seldom more than 36 - 40 threads).



Definition of Dobby

1. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

2. Noun. A device in some looms that allows the weaving of small, geometric patterns ¹

3. Noun. The patterns so woven, or the fabric containing the patterns ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dobby

1. a fool [n -BIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dobby

doater
doaters
doating
doatings
doats
dob in
dobbed
dobber
dobbers
dobbie
dobbies
dobbin
dobbing
dobbins
dobby (current term)
dobchick
dobchicks
dobhash
dobhashes
dobie
dobies
dobla
doblas
doblon
doblones
doblons
dobra
dobras
dobro

Literary usage of Dobby

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1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"It should be noted that the dobby shown in Figs. 5 and 6 is constructed to be placed on a right-hand loom, the dobby being placed at the opposite end from ..."

2. The Mechanism of Weaving by Thomas William Fox (1894)
"An inclined shaft x is driven from the dobby shaft by a double worm gearing into ... Hutchinson and Hollingworth, has received more attention than any dobby ..."

3. Textile design and colour by William Watson (1912)
"CHAPTER II CONSTRUCTION OF DRAFTS AND WEAVING OF PEGGING PLANS Limitations in Tappet and dobby Shedding. Methods of Indicating Drafts. ..."

4. Modern Industrial Progress by Charles Henry Cochrane (1904)
"The part of a loom which we have described as a cross-stick with rings is technically called a " dobby," and the illustration shows the form manufactured by ..."

5. A Cotton Fabrics Glossary by Frank P. Bennett, & Co (1914)
"The jacquard loom is used when the fabric is to be ornamented by large broken plaids, requiring too many ends to be conveniently handled on a dobby loom. ..."

6. Annals of the Reformation and Establishment of Religion, and Other Various by John Strype (1824)
"... teas the bailiff., and dobby and Goodwin two of the tenants, June 1598, that is, about a month or two before his death. The examination of this slander. ..."

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