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licker-in

[lik-er-in] /ˈlɪk ərˈɪn/
noun
1.
a roller on a carding machine, especially the roller that opens the stock as it is fed into the card and transfers the fibers to the main cylinder.
Also called taker-in.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; lick in + -er1
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