Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An implement or a machine for scutching fiber. Also scutch.
  • noun A whip.
  • noun One who scutches fiber.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who scutches.
  • noun An implement or machine for scutching hemp, flax, or cotton, etc.; a scutch; a scutching machine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who scutches.
  • noun An implement or machine for scutching hemp, flax, cotton, etc.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

scutch +‎ -er

Examples

  • "scutcher," three or four laps at a time, one on top of another, to have still more beating and dusting.

    Makers of Many Things

  • Makem's "Lonesome Waters" album and it's written as scutcher.

    Give the Woman in the Bed More Porter

  • The dictionary says a scutcher is someone who separates the valuable fibers of, flax for example, from the woody parts by beating.

    Give the Woman in the Bed More Porter

  • Punjab Sir D. Ibbetson says [81] that the Penja or cotton-scutcher is an occupational name applied to Telis who follow this profession; and that the Penja, Kasai and Teli are all of the same caste.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • He knew that on the highest floor a devil would tear the fiber asunder, that it would then go to the scutcher, and have the dust and dirt blown away, then that carding machines would lay all the fibers parallel, that drawing machines would group them into slender ribbons, and a roving machine twist them into a soft cord, and then that a mule or a throstle would spin the roving into yarn, and the yarn would go to the weaving-rooms, where a thousand wonderful machines would turn them into miles and miles of calico; the machines doing all the hard work, while women and girls adjusted and supplied them with the material.

    The Measure of a Man

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