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knotter

[not-er] /ˈnɒt ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that ties knots.
2.
a device that ties knots in thread during the manufacture of yarn.
3.
a person or thing that takes out or removes knots.
Origin of knotter
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; knot1 + -er1
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  • The knotter enables you to piece up at a quicker rate; this saves time.

    Women in Modern Industry

    B. L. Hutchins
  • Another, named Jacob Behel, invented a knotter, whittling it out of a branch of a cherry tree.

    The Romance of the Reaper

    Herbert Newton Casson

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