worsted

Part of speech: adjective

Made of worsted.

Part of speech: noun

Woolen yarn, with fibers combed parallel and twisted hard; also, a lightly twisted woolen yarn.

Share it on:

Usage examples "worsted":

  1. She received, in return, a nice warm pair of worsted stockings. - "Put Yourself in His Place", Charles Reade.
  2. The object is to revenge an old grudge, for formerly the people of Souf and Tugurt fought a pitch battle, and the latter were worsted. - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
  3. Tyler went out after that, pretty well worsted, and Trow took his place. - "Left Tackle Thayer", Ralph Henry Barbour.