a warp knitting machine using bearded or compound needles mounted vertically, or nearly so, in which the fabric is supported and controlled by sinkers. The fabric is removed from the knitting point at approximately 90° to the needles’ movement (nearer the horizontal than the vertical).
Tricot, warp knitted:
a warp knitted fabric knitted with two full sets of warp threads, each set making a 1 and 1 lapping movement but in opposite directions. Additionally the term is now used generically to cover all types of warp knitted fabric made on tricot warp knitting machines.
a fibre with a three-pointed, star-shaped cross-section. This gives the fibre rigidity and resilience. Also, it has many reflecting surfaces which are efficient at scattering light to hide dirt. For these reasons, trilobal fibres are often used in carpets. The reflective surfaces can also give the fibre a sparkling appearance. Last referenced in: Editorial: Dornbirn 2012 -- A Showcase for New Cellulosic Fibres (Technical Textile Markets Issue 91)