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[mass noun] A kind of linen tape formerly used to make laces, or the linen yarn from which this is manufactured.
- ‘Another method by which braids could have been produced is inkle weaving.’
- ‘Now, she is an expert weaver herself although the small inkle looms she uses for demonstrations are a long way off the massive industrial versions.’
- ‘The loom looks a lot like your regular inkle loom except it has two sides.’
- ‘The inkle is to make one long thin band isn't it, like a bag handle, or a belt or thin sash.’
Mid 16th century: of unknown origin.
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