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drawing frame

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noun Textiles.
  1. a machine used to attenuate and straighten fibers by having them pass, in sliver form, through a series of double rollers, each pair of which revolves at a slightly greater speed than the preceding pair and reduces the number of strands originally fed into the machine to one extended fibrous strand doubled or redoubled in length.

Origin of drawing frame

First recorded in 1825–35
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