AskDefine | Define lisle

Dictionary Definition



1 a fabric woven with lisle thread
2 a strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton)

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A type of strong cotton thread.
  2. Cloth woven from lisle thread.

Extensive Definition

Lisle is a type of cotton fabric that has been processed to give it a smooth finish. The process burns off lint and threads as well as fiber ends, leaving a smooth edge.
Lisle can also refer to:


"Lisle" is a last name of French origin which was originally contracted from L'Isle upon an immigrant's arrival at Ellis Island in the United States.
see Delisle

Other uses

lisle in German: Lisle
lisle in French: Lisle
lisle in Italian: Lisle
lisle in Dutch: Lisle
lisle in Polish: Lisle
lisle in Volapük: Lisle
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