Definition of abb in English:

abb

(also hab, obb)

Pronunciation /ab/

noun

historical, rare Textiles
  • Originally: the woof or weft in a web. Later also: the warp in a web. Frequently attributive, as "abb thread", "abb wool", etc.

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.