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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A boy who operates the harness cords of a hand loom.
  • n. A part of power loom that performs the same office.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A boy who operates the harness cords of a hand loom; also, a part of power loom that performs the same office.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boy who helps a weaver in drawing the heddles to form the pattern of the cloth he is weaving; hence, a mechanical device employed for this purpose.

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