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drawing frame

noun, Textiles.
a machine used to attenuate and straighten fibers by having them pass, in sliver form, through a series of double rollers, each pair of which revolves at a slightly greater speed than the preceding pair and reduces the number of strands originally fed into the machine to one extended fibrous strand doubled or redoubled in length.
Origin of drawing frame
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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