Roving machine
Roving Rov"ing, n. 1. The operatin of forming the rove, or slightly twisted sliver or roll of wool or cotton, by means of a machine for the purpose, called a roving frame, or roving machine. [1913 Webster]

2. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slightly twisted; a rove. See 2d {Rove}, 2. [1913 Webster]

{Roving frame}, {Roving machine}, a machine for drawing and twisting roves and twisting roves and winding them on bobbin for the spinning machine. [1913 Webster]


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  • Roving — Rov ing, n. 1. The operatin of forming the rove, or slightly twisted sliver or roll of wool or cotton, by means of a machine for the purpose, called a roving frame, or roving machine. [1913 Webster] 2. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roving frame — Roving Rov ing, n. 1. The operatin of forming the rove, or slightly twisted sliver or roll of wool or cotton, by means of a machine for the purpose, called a roving frame, or roving machine. [1913 Webster] 2. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ticket machine — A ticket machine is a vending machine that produces tickets. For instance, ticket machines dispense train tickets at railway stations and tram tickets at some tram stops and in some trams. The typical transaction consists of a user using the… …   Wikipedia

  • bobbin and fly frame — noun 1. : a machine in cotton spinning that draws and twists the sliver and winds the roving on a bobbin 2. : a cotton spinning machine that converts the roving into yarn * * * a roving machine used in the final stages of converting spun cotton… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rover — rover1 /roh veuhr/, n. 1. a person who roves; wanderer. 2. Archery. a. a mark selected at random, as in a competition between two archers wandering over a specified area. b. one of a group of fixed marks at a long distance. c. an archer who… …   Universalium

  • rover — rov·er || rəʊvÉ™(r) n. wanderer, roamer, one who meanders; machine that stretches and twists fibers to prepare them for spinning; operator of a roving machine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rovers — rov·er || rəʊvÉ™(r) n. wanderer, roamer, one who meanders; machine that stretches and twists fibers to prepare them for spinning; operator of a roving machine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Billy — Bil ly, n. 1. A club; esp., a policeman s club. Also called {billy club} [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Wool Manuf.) A slubbing or roving machine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • billy club — Billy Bil ly, n. 1. A club; esp., a policeman s club. Also called {billy club} [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Wool Manuf.) A slubbing or roving machine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bobbin — Bob bin, n. [F. bobine; of uncertain origin; cf. L. bombus a humming, from the noise it makes, or Ir. & Gael. baban tassel, or E. bob.] 1. A small pin, or cylinder, formerly of bone, now most commonly of wood, used in the making of pillow lace.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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