Meaning of self-twist in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɛlfˌtwɪst/


  • A method of industrial spinning in which two strands of fibre are spun and plied together in alternate directions as part of the same process by the lateral movement of a roller, in order to create a yarn with twist in alternating directions. Frequently, and in earliest use, attributive, as "self-twist yarn", "self-twist spinning", "self-twist method", etc.


Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From self- + twist.