An extremely strong, twill
-weave worsted fabric made in fairly heavy weights of cotton
worsted, and fabrics of man-made fibers
and blends. It is similar to gabardine
, but heavier and with a more pronounced diagonal rib
on the right side. lt is so named because it simulates tlre lash of a whip. Cotton whipcotds are often four-harness warp
weaves. lt is used for draperies and upholstery, uniforms, riding clothes, and other wearing apparel where a strong fabric is required. See twill
under entry for weaving.