Kersey

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kersey

[′kər·zē]
(textiles)

Kersey

 

(1) A dense, durable, multilayer cotton fabric made from thin lisle thread. Kersey that has been treated with film-forming substances is used as a leather substitute. It is also used in the manufacture of rubberized drive belts.

(2) In printing, a canvas used to cover the printing drums of lithographic machines.