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

 

lisle

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//laɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪl//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a fine smooth cotton thread used especially for making tights and stockings Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Lisle, former spelling of Lille, an industrial city in northern France, which was the original place of manufacture.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lisle