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Definition of selvedge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

selvedge

 noun
(also selvage especially in North American English) noun
BrE BrE//ˈselvɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈselvɪdʒ//
 
 
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an edge that is made on a piece of cloth, which stops the threads from coming apart (= stops it fraying) Word Origin late Middle English: from an alteration of self + edge, on the pattern of early modern Dutch selfegghe.