Definition of raschel in US English:

raschel

noun

  • A type of knitting machine noted for its versatility and capable of producing embossed patterns and lacy effects.

verb

rare
  • with object To knit with a raschel machine.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Times. From Raschel- (in German Raschelmaschine from the stage name of Rachel, French actress, who popularized the kind of fabrics that can be produced with this machine + German Maschine)<br>1970s; earliest use found in The Times. From raschel.

Pronunciation

raschel

/ˈraʃl/