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drawboy

[draw-boi]
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noun
  1. an apparatus for controlling and manipulating the harness cords on a power loom.
  2. a boy who operates and controls the harness cords of a draw-loom.
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Origin of drawboy

First recorded in 1725–35; draw + boy
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  • Thus the drawboy and the reader of designs were both at once superseded.

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  • That ended and the weaving begun, she took to questioning Cimarron the drawboy.