comber board


noun

(in weaving) a wooden frame pierced with a series of small holes through which the harness cords are threaded, used to regulate the cords and determine the texture and width of a repeat in a fabric.

Nearby words

  1. combativity,
  2. combe,
  3. combe-capelle man,
  4. combed yarn,
  5. comber,
  6. combinable,
  7. combination,
  8. combination calculus,
  9. combination door,
  10. combination drug

Origin of comber board

First recorded in 1825–35

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