Knitting machine
Knitting Knit"ting, n. 1. The work of a knitter; the network formed by knitting; knitwork. [1913 Webster]

2. Union formed by knitting, as of bones. [1913 Webster]

{Knitting machine}, one of a number of contrivances for mechanically knitting stockings, jerseys, and the like.

{Knitting needle}, a stiff rod, as of steel wire, with rounded ends for knitting yarn or threads into a fabric, as in stockings.

{Knitting sheath}, a sheath to receive the end of a needle in knitting. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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