One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Of or relating to or involving a needleloom; made using a needleloom.
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From needle + loom.
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