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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A frame for the axles of the truck-wheels of a locomotive which is fastened to the main frame only by a pin or swinging frame, thus allowing it to turn or swivel; the frame for a car-truck which is fastened to the car by a single bolt and hence can swivel.
  • n. In swivel-weaving, a movable frame for carrying a shuttle, attached to the front of the lay and raised and lowered by a cam, lever, or spring operated by a Jacquard.


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