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Meaning of catch-cord

catch-cord

Pronunciation: (kach'kôrd"), [key]
— n. Textiles.
  1. a cord or wire located near a selvage, used to form a loop or deflect the filling yarn not intended to be woven permanently in with the regular selvage.
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