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What is "Pile" - Definition & Explanation

Raised loops, cut interlacings of double cloths or tufts (cut loops) and other erect yarns or fibers deliberately produced on cloth, which form all or part of the surface of the fabric.
A plush or shaggy surface on a fabric resulting from loops or ends of yarn or fiber projecting above or below the surface of the fabric. Fabric with pile has nap.
The nap of the rug or the tufts remaining after the knotted yarns are clipped.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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