- In knit fabrics, a column of loops lying lengthwise in the fabric. The number of wales per inch is a measure of the fineness of the fabric.
- In woven fabrics, one of a series of ribs, cords, etc., running either warpwise or fillingwise.
- The set of yarn in all woven fabrics, that runs lengthwise and parallel to the selvage and is interwoven with the filling.
- The sheet of yarns wound together on a beam for the purpose of weaving or warp knitting. (Also see WARP SHEET.)
WARP BEAM: A large spool or flanged cylinder around which the warp threads, or ends, are wound in a uniform and parallel arrangement. (Also see BEAM.)
WARP-DRAWING: See DRAW-WARPING. Warp-drawn fibers may be taken up on packages other than beams.
WARP HOLDING PLACE: See STICKER, 1.
WARPING: See BEAMING.