breast beam


noun

a horizontal bar, located at the front of a loom, over which the woven material is passed on its way to the cloth roll.
Architecture. breastsummer.

Nearby words

  1. breakwater,
  2. breakweather,
  3. bream,
  4. bream, julian,
  5. breast,
  6. breast drill,
  7. breast line,
  8. breast pump,
  9. breast timber,
  10. breast wall

Origin of breast beam

First recorded in 1780–90

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