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tuft

 [tuft]
a small clump, cluster, or coil.

tuft

(tŭft),
A cluster, clump, or bunch, as of hairs.

tuft

(tuft) a small clump or cluster; a coil.

tuft

Etymology: Fr, touffe, a tuft
an object resembling a tassle, such as a tuft of hair.

tuft (toothbrush),

n part of the toothbrush head, refers to the small, individual clusters of bristles that proceed from a single opening.

tuft

a small clump or cluster; a coil.

tuft cell
malpighian tuft
renal glomerulus.
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Don Whitfield, vice president of Shaw Rugs, said, "We are aware of new tufting machinery, and we have considered it as an option in the rug business.
A newcomer to the tufted rug business, American Weavers, makes its products on 5/32-gauge tufting equipment with a computer-controlled needlebar that is capable of tufting in intricate patterns.