- a person who throws silk or synthetic filaments.
Origin of throwster
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Examples from the Web for throwster
Where the throwster is accountable for loss, the price is from 10 fr.
The throwster's shop-theatre was, in his eyes, a sort of conventicle.
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.
It is handled here first by the throwster who winds it from the skein and makes different varieties of thread.
- a person who twists silk or other fibres into yarn
C15 throwestre, from throw + -ster
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