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[throh-ster] /ˈθroʊ stər/
a person who throws silk or synthetic filaments.
Origin of throwster
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English throwestre. See throw, -ster Unabridged
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  • The throwster's shop-theatre was, in his eyes, a sort of conventicle.

  • Where the throwster is accountable for loss, the price is from 10 fr.

  • At the mill the raw silk goes to the "throwster" who twists the silk threads ready for the loom.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • It is handled here first by the “throwster,” who winds it from the skein and makes various kinds of thread for different purposes.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • It is handled here first by the throwster who winds it from the skein and makes different varieties of thread.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
British Dictionary definitions for throwster


a person who twists silk or other fibres into yarn
Word Origin
C15 throwestre, from throw + -ster
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