Definitions for worstedˈwʊs tɪd, ˈwɜr stɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wor•stedˈwʊs tɪd, ˈwɜr stɪd(n.)
firmly twisted yarn or thread spun from combed, stapled wool fibers of the same length, for weaving, knitting, etc.
Ref: Compare woolen.
wool cloth woven from such yarns, having a hard, smooth surface and no nap.
(adj.)consisting or made of worsted.
Origin of worsted:
1250–1300; ME, after Worstede Worstead (OE Wurthestede), parish in Norfolk, England, where the cloth was made
a woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted yarns "he wore a worsted suit"
worsted, worsted yarn(noun)
a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool
well-twisted yarn spun of long-staple wool which has been combed to lay the fibers parallel, used for carpets, cloth, hosiery, gloves, and the like
fine and soft woolen yarn, untwisted or lightly twisted, used in knitting and embroidery