Definitions for dobbyˈdɒb i

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dob•byˈdɒb i(n.)(pl.)-bies.

  1. an attachment on a loom, used in weaving small patterns.

    Category: Textiles

  2. Also called dob′by weave`. a small geometric or floral pattern produced by this attachment.

    Category: Textiles

  3. a fabric having such a pattern.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of dobby:

1685–95; of uncert. orig.


  1. dobby(Noun)

    A device in some looms that allows the weaving of small, geometric patterns

  2. dobby(Noun)

    The patterns so woven, or the fabric containing the patterns


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