Meaning of selvage
Pronunciation: (sel'vij), [key]
- the edge of woven fabric finished so as to prevent raveling, often in a narrow tape effect, different from the body of the fabric.
- any similar strip or part of surplus material, as at the side of wallpaper.
- Also calledthe surplus paper or margin around a sheet of stamps: The number of the plate block appears in the selvage.
- a plate or surface through which a bolt of a lock passes.
- selvage (Thesaurus)