selvedge

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selvage

, selvedge
a similar strip of material allowed in fabricating a metal or plastic article, used esp for handling components during manufacture

selvedge

[′sel·vij]
(petrology)

selvage, selvedge

1.The finished edge of carpeting, a fabric, etc., which prevents raveling.
2. The unsurfaced strip along a sheet of prepared roll roofing that forms the underportion of the lap. The plate through which the bolt of a lock projects.