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  • n. A machine used in making paper.

Etymologies

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The name of an early inventor of improvements in this class of machinery.

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  • (n.) A type of papermaking machine named for its inventor. The Fourdrinier papermaking machine is structured on a continuously moving wire belt on to which is spread a watery slurry of pulp. As the wire belt moves, water is expelled and drained off; the paper is then dried.

    August 5, 2009