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tracking: The information given to monitor progress of a particular shipment
to its destination. UPS, FedEx and Most freight companies will assign a
number to your shipment. This number will show various details of your delivery
such as the date to expect arrival. Most of the time you will have the ability
to insert the tracking number into the freight carriers website for detailed
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tracksuit a suit of clothing consisting usually of a jacket and
pants that is often worn by athletes when working out / exercising.
trench trench coat
trench coat a waterproof overcoat with a removable lining; a double-breasted
raincoat with deep pockets, wide belt, and straps on the shoulders
trews [Chiefly British] pant, especially tight-fitting trousers
usually of tartan; close-cut tartan shorts worn under the kilt in Highland
triacetate a man-made fiber produced from
cellulose triacetate in the forms of filament yarn, staple and tow. Cellulose
triacetate fiber differs from acetate fiber in that during its manufacture
the cellulose is completely acetylated where as regular acetate, which is
diacetate, is only partially acetylated.
tricolette a usually silk or rayon knitted
fabric used especially for women's clothing.
tricorne cocked hat
tricot a plain warp-knitted fabric (as
of nylon, wool, rayon, silk, or cotton) with a close inelastic knit and
used especially in clothing (as underwear); a twilled clothing fabric of
wool with fine warp ribs or of wool and cotton with fine weft ribs.
Vertical wales on surface and more or less crosswise ribs
on the back. Has a thin texture, made from very fine or single yarns.
Glove silk is a double bar tricot (very run-resistant). Used for underwear,
sportswear, bathing suits, gloves.
tricotine a sturdy suiting woven of tightly
twisted yarns in a double twill. Has a double twill
rib on the face of the cloth. Has a very clear finish.
It drapes well, and tailors easily. Medium in weight. Has exceptional
wearing qualities. Very much like cavalry twill, but finer.
In the same family as whipcords, coverts, and gabardines. 63
twill, left to right (double). Worsted, wool, rayon, blends with synthetics.
trilby a soft felt hat with indented crown
heavier and flatter than sheers. Almost
opaque. Many are made from "Bemberg", which wears, drapes,
and washes well. Sheers are used extensively for after 5 wear, as
well as afternoon dresses in heavier weights, and some coats, lingerie,
curtains, trims, etc.
worsteds 100% worsted. If just called tropical,
it can be made up in any fibre or blends of wool and a synthetic.
The yarns are very tightly twisted adn woven to permit a free circulation
of air. It is lightweight and is ideal for summer and tropical
wear. It has a clear finish. Wears and tailors very well.
Both men's and women's suits and coats.
Weave: Plain and rather open weaves.
trouser pant [Usually used in plural]
trunk [Plural] men's' shorts worn chiefly for sports
trunk hose short full breeches reaching halfway down the thigh
worn chiefly in the late 16th and early 17th centuries
T-shirt a collarless short-sleeved or sleeveless usually cotton
undershirt; also, an outer shirt of similar design
t-strap type of shoe.
The t-strap has a strap that encircles the ankle and runs down the top of
the foot, resembling the letter T.
tube an article of clothing shaped like a tube, as tube top or
tuille one of the hinged plates before the thigh in plate armor
tulle a sheer often stiffened silk, rayon,
cotton or nylon net used chiefly for veils or ballet costumes.
Derived name from Tulle, France. First made by machine
in 1768. Has a hexagonal mesh and is stiff. Guaze, knotted,
leno, made on a lace machine. It is difficult to launder. Comes
is white and colours, and is very cool, dressy, and delicate.
It is a stately type of fabric when used for formal wear, and weddings.
It is also used for ballet costumes and wedding veils.
tunic a simple slip-on garment made with or without sleeves and
usually knee-length or longer, belted at the waist and worn as an under
or outer garment by men and women of ancient Greece and Rome; surcoat; a
long usually plain close-fitting jacket with high collar worn especially
as part of a uniform; tunicle; a short overskirt; a hip-length or longer
blouse or jacket
tunicle a short vestment worn by a subdeacon over the alb during
mass and by a bishop under the dalmatic at pontifical ceremonies
tuque a warm knitted usually pointed stocking cap
turban a headdress worn chiefly in countries of the eastern Mediterranean
and southern Asia especially by Muslims and made of a cap around which is
wound a long cloth; a headdress resembling a Muslim turban, specifically
a woman's close-fitting hat without a brim
turquoise a variable color averaging a light greenish
turquoise blue a light greenish blue
that is paler and slightly bluer than average turquoise.
turquoise green a light bluish green.
turtleneck a high close-fitting turnover collar used especially
sweaters; a sweater with a turtleneck
tussah silk or silk fabric from the brownish
fiber produced by larvae of some saturnid moths (as Antheraea paphia).
Usually plain but also in twill. Made from wild or
uncultivated silkworms. It is coarse, strong, and uneven. Dull
lustre and rather stiff. Has a rough texture with many slubs, knots,
and bumps. It is ecru or tan in color and it is difficult to bleach.
It usually doesn't take an even dye colour. Wears well and becomes
more rough looking with wear. It wrinkles a little, but not as much
as some. Various weights. Appears in filament and staple
form. In lighter weights, dresses. In heavier weights, coats and suits
tutu a short projecting skirt worn by a ballerina
tuxedo a single-breasted or double-breasted usually black or blackish
blue jacket;formal evening clothes for men
tweed tweed clothing, specifically, a tweed suit,
where tweed is a rough woolen fabric made usually in twill weaves and used
especially for suits and coats. A rough woolen fabric made usually
in twill weaves and used especially for suits and coats.
It is the Scotch name for twill and originated along the
banks of the Tweed river, which separates England from Scotland. Sometimes
known as "tweel". Sistercloth of homespun cheviot and shetland.
They are the same in texture, yarn, weight, feel, and use. Originally
only made from different coloured stock-dyed fibres, producing various colour
effects. There are a wide range of rough surfaced, sturdy fabrics.
There are also some closely woven smoother, softer yarn fabrics, and many
monotone tweeds. May also be plaid, checked, striped, or other patterns.
Does not hold a crease very well. Wool, also cotton, rayon, silk,
linen, and synthetics. Twill weave.
twill a fabric with a twill weave, namely
a textile weave in which the filling
pass over one and under two or more warp threads to give an appearance of
twill weave is similar to a satin weave in the sense that
the loom is floating the warp or weft yarns over yarns of the opposite direction,
but with a twill the yarn is only passing over two of the opposite yarns.
A twill is distinctive by the diagonal lines that appear in the fabric.
A twill weave, like a satin weave, usually results in a softer fabric than
a plain weave. It is excellent for brushed or napped cotton, and is superior
for a feather pillow ticking because of its strength.
twinset a combination of a matching pullover and cardigan worn
twist the number of turns about its axis per unit of length
of a yarn or other textile strand.
twisting the process of combining filaments into yarn by
twisting them together or combining two or more parallel single yarn (spun
or frilament) into piled yarns or cords. Cables are made by twisting piled
yarns or cords.
two-piece a garment, as a bathing suit, that is two-piece
tyrolean hat a head covering marked by soft often green felt,
a narrow brim and pointed crown, and an ornamental feather
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