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What is "Shed" - Definition & Explanation

In weaving, the shed is the gap between yarns on a loom when one or more, but not all, of the harnesses are raised.
An opening formed during weaving by raising some warp threads and lowering others to facilitate the passage of a weft yarn or a weft carrying device across the weaving machine.
The opening made across the WARP by the raising of some threads and the depressing of others. It is through this opening that the SHUTTLE passes and lays the cross of FILLING YARN of a fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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Most man-made fibers are formed by forcing a syrupy substance (about the consistency of honey) through the tiny holes of a device called a spinneret In their original state, the fiber-forming...

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