/hed"l/, n.
one of the sets of vertical cords or wires in a loom, forming the principal part of the harness that guides the warp threads.
[1505-15; perh. repr. OE *hefedl, a metathetic var. of hefeld (ME helde, ModE heald), c. OS hevild; akin to ON hafald]

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