Meaning of sley

sley

Pronunciation: (slā), [key]
— n., pl. v. sleys,
—n.
  1. the reed of a loom.
  2. the warp count in woven fabrics.
  3. the lay of a loom.
—v.t.
  1. to draw (warp ends) through the heddle eyes of the harness or through the dents of the reed in accordance with a given plan for weaving a fabric.
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