tuft
Pronunciation Noun

tuft (plural tufts)

  1. A bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc., held together at the base.
  2. A cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress or a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding.
  3. A small clump of trees or bushes.
  4. (historical) A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.
  5. (historical) A person entitled to wear such a tassel.
    • T. Hughes
      Several young tufts, and others of the faster men.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: macchia d'alberi
Translations
  • Italian: nappina dorata
Verb

tuft (tufts, present participle tufting; past and past participle tufted)

  1. (transitive) To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
  2. (transitive) To form into tufts.
  3. (transitive) To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.
  4. (intransitive) To be formed into tufts.
Translations Translations
  • Italian: trapuntare
Translations
  • Italian: a forma di ciuffo

Tuft
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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