1) A rich tapestry fabric, or hangings made from such fabric. It owed its name to the town of Arras in Artois where it was manufactured.
1381 except la grant Sale d’arras, Guisborough
1392 lego aulam meam, de opera de arras successori meo Anglico, York
1434 cum le tapete de ares werk, Arncliffe
1485 coopertorium lecti de areswerke, Ripon
1508 a cloth of Arais werke sometime a hangyng for a hall, Wakefield
1513 the great cloth of arres that hangeth in the hall, Rotherham.