drop box

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noun Textiles.

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.

Nearby words

  1. drop back,
  2. drop bear,
  3. drop behind,
  4. drop biscuit,
  5. drop black,
  6. drop by,
  7. drop cannon,
  8. drop cloth,
  9. drop cookie,
  10. drop curtain

Origin of drop box

First recorded in 1855–60

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