drawing frame


drawing frame
noun or draw frame
: a machine for combining and drawing slivers of a textile fiber (as of hemp for rope manufacture or cotton for spinning)

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Textiles.
a machine used to attenuate and straighten fibers by having them pass, in sliver form, through a series of double rollers, each pair of which revolves at a slightly greater speed than the preceding pair and reduces the number of strands originally fed into the machine to one extended fibrous strand doubled or redoubled in length.
[1825-35]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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