carding

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Card \Card\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Carded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carding}.] To play at cards; to game. --Johnson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Carding \Card"ing\, adjective

1. The act or process of preparing staple for spinning, etc., by carding it. See the Note under {Card}, verb (used with an object)

2. A roll of wool or other fiber as it comes from the carding machine.

{Carding engine}, {Carding machine}, a machine for carding cotton, wool, or other fiber, by subjecting it to the action of cylinders, or drums covered with wire-toothed cards, revolving nearly in contact with each other, at different rates of speed, or in opposite directions. The staple issues in soft sheets, or in slender rolls called slivers.


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