Definition of needleloom in US English:

needleloom

noun

  • A machine which produces non-woven fabrics and carpets by driving closely spaced barbed needles through a layer or web of loose fibres, usually on a base of hessian, etc., bringing about mechanical bonding of the fibres; a carpet made in this way.

adjective

  • Of or relating to or involving a needleloom; made using a needleloom.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From needle + loom.

Pronunciation

needleloom

/ˈniːd(ə)lluːm/