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What is "Foot" - Definition & Explanation

The part of a piece of furniture that rests on the floor.
The part of a sewing machine that holds the fabric down under the needle. Various shapes and functions such as presser foot, zipper foot, welting foot, etc.

Some other terms

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A medium-weight fabric, either knit or woven, with raised dobby designs including cords, wales, waffles, or patterns. Woven versions have cords running lengthwise, or in the warp direction. Knitted...
refers to a process in the manufacture of cotton and other staple yarns. The fiber is combed to remove foreign matter and the shorter, undesirable fibers, leaving longer, more desirable fibers that...
A finish achieved with engraved rollers which press the design into the fabnc. causing the crushed and uncrushed parts to reflect light differently (called "Water-Marked'". Sometimes it is done with...
Yarns created from various petrochemical technologies. Includes nylon, polyester, Dacron, orlon, lycra and the like. Used in the manufacture of men’s undergarments in the second half of the 20th...
A type of loom on which small, geometric figures can be woven in as a regular pattern. Originally this type of loom needed a "dobby boy" who sat on the top of the loom and drew up warp threads to...

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