Drawboy
Drawboy Draw"boy`, n. (Weaving) A boy who operates the harness cords of a hand loom; also, a part of power loom that performs the same office. [1913 Webster]

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  • drawboy — Drawloom Draw loom , n. 1. A kind of loom used in weaving figured patterns; called also {drawboy}. [1913 Webster] 2. A species of damask made on the drawloom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawboy — /draw boy /, n. 1. an apparatus for controlling and manipulating the harness cords on a power loom. 2. a boy who operates and controls the harness cords of a draw loom. [1725 35; DRAW + BOY] * * * …   Universalium

  • drawboy — noun a) A boy who operates the harness cords of a hand loom. b) A part of power loom that performs the same office …   Wiktionary

  • drawboy — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a boy who operates the harness cords of a hand loom; broadly : a part of a power loom that performs the same task * * * /draw boy /, n. 1. an apparatus for controlling and manipulating the harness cords on a power loom. 2. a boy …   Useful english dictionary

  • textile — /teks tuyl, til/, n. 1. any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting. 2. a material, as a fiber or yarn, used in or suitable for weaving: Glass can be used as a textile. adj. 3. woven or capable of being woven: textile fabrics. 4 …   Universalium

  • loom — loom1 /loohm/, n. 1. a hand operated or power driven apparatus for weaving fabrics, containing harnesses, lay, reed, shuttles, treadles, etc. 2. the art or the process of weaving. 3. the part of an oar between the blade and the handle. v.t. 4. to …   Universalium

  • Drawloom — Draw loom , n. 1. A kind of loom used in weaving figured patterns; called also {drawboy}. [1913 Webster] 2. A species of damask made on the drawloom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loom — For other uses, see Loom (disambiguation). Draper power loom in Lowell, Massachusetts …   Wikipedia

  • drawloom — noun a) A kind of loom used in weaving figured patterns. b) A species of damask made on the drawloom. Syn: drawboy …   Wiktionary

  • drawloom — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: draw (I) + loom : a hand loom formerly used for figure weaving and operated by a drawboy …   Useful english dictionary

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