a loom operated manually, in contrast to a power loom.

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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