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What is "Sliver" - Definition & Explanation

A continuous bundle of loosely assembled untwisted fibers. These are fibers that are drawn from the card by the drawing frames, and are eventually twisted into a yarn during the sliver knitting process.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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