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What is "Break" - Definition & Explanation

Point on the front edge of the garment at which the roll of the lapel begins. Usually at the same point as the lower end of the bridle.
Break a temporary interference with the growth of the wool, causing a marked thinning of all or a proportion of the fibre population, and producing distinct weaknesses in one part of the staple. It is caused by a sudden change of pasture, want of feed or water, sickness, bad lambing, or faulty dipping.
Wool that is abnormally weaker in one spot along the fiber length.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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