- 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.
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.