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warp beam

a roller, located at the back of a loom, on which the warp ends are wound in preparation for weaving.
Also called warp roll.
Origin of warp beam
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The warp-beam is a wooden cylinder back of the loom on which the warp is wound.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • The threads of the warp extend in parallel order from the warp-beam to the front of the loom, and are attached to the cloth-roll.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • The yarn-beam or yarn-roll or warp-beam was ever a very important part of the loom.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • From the warping-bars these bouts are carefully wound on the warp-beam.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle

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