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[hand-loom] /ˈhændˌlum/
a loom operated manually, in contrast to a power loom.
Origin of handloom
First recorded in 1825-35; hand + loom1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A man invents a machine which does the work of ten handloom weavers.

    Britain for the British Robert Blatchford
  • The old Cobbler, like the ancient spinster and handloom weaver, is retiring into the shade of the boot and shoe factory.

    Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers William Edward Winks
  • Receiving a common school education, he was apprenticed to a handloom weaver.

  • Who should know so well as I that it is but a handloom compared to the great guns that reverberate through the age to come?

    Margaret Ogilvy J. M. Barrie
  • The handloom weavers in two of the suburbs of Philadelphia started cooperative associations at the same time.

  • The ruined cottages had been evacuated hurriedly, but in each cottage the handloom had been smashed, and not by shells.

    A Company of Tanks W. H. L. Watson
  • He had met Warner the handloom weaver in his way, and enlisted his powerful influence with the people on his side.

    Sybil Benjamin Disraeli
  • The handloom, the bobbin, the reel, and the spinning-wheel keep right on as before.

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