Meaning of moit in English:



Australian, New Zealand
  • A foreign substance in a woollen fleece, especially a particle of wood.

    ‘after this, the wool is cleansed of moits’
    • ‘The wool is much deteriorated in value from having burrs, moits, and other vegetable matters entangled amongst it.’
    • ‘Moits left in the fleece downgrade it considerably.’
    • ‘The faults were usually only dust and moits.’
    • ‘The fleeces are inclined to be of a thin growth and generally full of moits.’
    • ‘When the wool is at its longest, a good deal of moits will be picked up in the fleece.’


Mid 19th century originally a dialect word from northern England.