Definition of combing wool in English:

combing wool


  • Long-stapled wool with straight, parallel fibers, suitable for combing and making into high-quality fabrics, in particular worsted.

    ‘Complementing its full carding wool range, it is able to offer scoured combing wools to meet the most discerning wool top maker's requirements.’
    Compare with carding wool
    • ‘Light burr in combing wools can be removed by mechanical action.’
    • ‘Bedford, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk has been accounted the longest and finest combing wool.’
    • ‘In recent years the company has branched into combing wools and are now commanding a considerable share of the market, with some 75,000 bales of combing wool being exported in 1998 / 1999.’
    • ‘All three contracts call for the delivery of merino combing wool.’