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drop box

noun Textiles.
  1. a box for holding shuttles on a loom, as a box loom, used on either side of the race plate in weaving cloth having a variety of colors in the filling.
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Origin of drop box

First recorded in 1855–60
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  • It is true that both the fly-shuttle and drop-box had been invented by that time, but the loom was still worked by human power.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5