Definition of inkle in English:



mass noun
  • A kind of linen tape formerly used to make laces, or the linen yarn from which this is manufactured.

    • ‘Now, she is an expert weaver herself although the small inkle looms she uses for demonstrations are a long way off the massive industrial versions.’
    • ‘Another method by which braids could have been produced is inkle weaving.’
    • ‘The loom looks a lot like your regular inkle loom except it has two sides.’
    • ‘The inkle is to make one long thin band isn't it, like a bag handle, or a belt or thin sash.’


Mid 16th century of unknown origin.