Definitions of selvedge

  1. border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to prevent raveling. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A layer of clay or decomposed rock along the wall of a vein. See Gouge, n., 4. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Edge of cloth formed by the return of the threads of the weft; border. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The edge of cloth where it is closed by complicating the threads; a woven border. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The border or edge of cloth which is formed in weaving it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.