Definition of carding wool in English:

carding wool


  • [mass noun] Short-stapled pieces of wool which result from the carding process, spun and woven to make standard-quality fabrics.

    Compare with combing wool
    • ‘The exact question is whether section 18 includes in the term 'clothing wool' long staple or combing wool as well as short staple or carding wool.’
    • ‘Shorter fibers employed for yarns used in soft, woven fabrics are known as carding wool.’
    • ‘The fibre length measurement "Length After Carding" (LAC) is introduced as a means of assessing the mean fibre length of clean carding wool.’