Webster 1913 Edition
The act or process of preparing staple for spinning, etc., by carding it. See the Note under
A roll of wool or other fiber as it comes from the carding machine.
a machine for carding cotton, wool, or other fiber, by subjecting it to the action of cylinders, or drums covered with wire-toothed cards, revolving nearly in contact with each other, at different rates of speed, or in opposite directions. The staple issues in soft sheets, or in slender rolls called
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Combing, as flax, wool, &c.
2.The act of playing at cards.