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carding (ˈkɑːdɪŋ Pronunciation for carding



  1. the process of preparing the fibres of cotton, wool, etc, for spinning

card2 (kɑːd Pronunciation for card2



  1. (transitive) to comb out and clean fibres of wool or cotton before spinning


  1. (formerly) a machine or comblike tool for carding fabrics or for raising the nap on cloth

Derived Forms

ˈcarding noun
ˈcarder noun

Word Origin

C15: from Old French carde card, teasel, from Latin carduus thistle

Example Sentences Including 'carding'

B Phil Mickelson, after carding a 59 to win the Grand Slam of Golf in Hawaii.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Dawn Coe-Jones of Lake Cowichan, B. C., finished tied for 15th after carding 73 for a 291 total.
Toronto Sun (2003)
Kathryn could smell cabbage cooking, and through the open doors glimpsed the women in their homespun gowns carding and spinning wool.
Grace, C.L A Shrine of Murders
NSW's Scott Gardiner also had a miserable day, carding 77 to finish equal 67th at two-under after starting the final round tied for 22nd.
The Australian (2004)
Unfortunately, he missed the cut after carding an 86 in the second round, although he had an injured arm.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)


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