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What is "Braid" - Definition & Explanation

To braid is to interweave or twine three or more separate strands of one or more materials in a diagonally overlapping pattern.
Sometimes called passementerie or spaghetti by dress manufacturers who use it for trimming or binding. Usually refers to woven or plaited flat, round, or tubular narrow fabrics.
A narrow textile structure formed by plaiting several strands of yarn. Braid is usually used in trimming. Braids may also be made by plaiting several strips of fabric.
A woven metallic or fiber layer applied over wire or cable to act as a protective barrier or shielding.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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