Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In textile-manuf., an automatic feeder and supply-regulator of raw stock to some one of the preparatory machines, as the opener, picker, scouring-apparatus, carding-engine, etc.

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Examples

  • "Dried up, played out, and given a measly thirty-five a week as hopper-feeder for the editorial room," he announced.

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