backstrap loom

[ bak-strap ]
/ ˈbækˌstræp /


a simple horizontal loom, used especially in Central and South America, on which one of two beams holding the warp yarn is attached to a strap that passes across the weaver's back.

Origin of backstrap loom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020