Rep. [Corrupted from rib] A style of weaving in which the surface presents a transverse-ribbed appearance, by close, round twills or cords extending in a diagonal direction across the web. Furniture rep is a flowered cotton goods woven in this manner. Worsted rep is used for upholstering and curtains, and is 1 1/2 yards wide, dyed in solid colors. Silk rep is used for ladies' dresses, ecclesiastical vestments, etc., and is narrow, usually 22 inches. The word is also applied to a thin worsted dress goods. In a general sense rep is used to describe any transversely-ribbed cloth, as distinct from "cords," which are of similar structure, but extending lengthwise of the fabric.