Selvage


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Selvage
SEL-vij
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Late Middle English, 15th century. (Geological term is from the 1930s.)
1

An edge produced on woven fabric during manufacture that prevents it from unraveling.

2

(Geology) a zone of altered rock, especially volcanic glass, at the edge of a rock mass.

Examples of Selvage in a sentence

“The curtain’s selvage was a different color, creating a noticeable border.”

“Tom wanted to study how the selvage of obsidian formed.”