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handloom

[hand-loom] /ˈhændˌlum/
noun
1.
a loom operated manually, in contrast to a power loom.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; hand + loom1
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  • Scaling down protection for small handloom units has pushed some weavers to the wall.
  • It took six spinsters to feed each handloom used to weave thread into cloth.
  • Other handwoven and handloom fabrics of the cottage industry iv.
  • Although everybody in my village was a farmer, every house also had its own handloom.

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