Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who pieces; a patcher.
  • n. A child employed in a spinning mill to tie together broken threads.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who pieces; a patcher.
  • n. A child employed in spinning mill to tie together broken threads.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which pieces or patches; a boy or girl employed in a spinning-factory to join broken threads.

Etymologies

piece +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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