[ draw-boi ]

  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.

Origin of drawboy

First recorded in 1725–35; draw + boy

Words Nearby drawboy

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How to use drawboy in a sentence

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

    In the Days of the Guild | Louise Lamprey
  • Thus the drawboy and the reader of designs were both at once superseded.

    Self-Help | Samuel Smiles