noun. ['ˈsɛlvɪdʒ'] the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray.
1. Noun, singular or mass Use your measuring tape and measure from the selvage edge to one side of the grain line arrow. 2. Verb, base form The grain of a cut fabric yardage runs from cut end to cut end, not selvage to selvage. 3. Verb, past participle Cut off any edges that are frayed or have selvage marks.
noun. ['ˈsɛlvɪdʒ'] border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet.