Noun Abb Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abb

Pronunciation:

/ab/

Definition:
1.

noun

Originally: the woof or weft in a web. Later also: the warp in a web. Frequently attributive, as "abb thread", "abb wool", etc.
    ((n.) Among weavers, yarn for the warp. Hence, abb wool is wool for the abb.)


    Origin:
    Old English; earliest use found in Cleopatra Glossary. Apparently from Old English ō-, prefix + web; compare the parallel formation represented by Old English ōwef.

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