Definition of Wilton in English:



  • A woven carpet resembling a Brussels carpet but with a velvet pile.

    • ‘This new technique was a variation of the original loop-in Brussels weave where the loops of the Brussels weave were cut to produce the characteristic pile of the famous Wilton carpet.’
    • ‘Whereas the Axminster yarn is woven into each weft and then cut to the required pile height and then reinserted when that colour is needed again – the Wilton carpet yarn is a continuous strand woven all the way through.’


Late 18th century: from Wilton, the name of a town in southern England, noted for the manufacture of carpets.