[n] a fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs
[n] informal abbreviation of `representative'
\Rep\ (r?p), n. [Prob. a corruption of rib: cf. F. reps.] A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.
\Rep\, a. Formed with a surface closely corded, or ribbed transversely; -- applied to textile fabrics of silk or wool; as, rep silk.