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  1. a loom operated manually, in contrast to a power loom.
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Origin of handloom

First recorded in 1825–35; hand + loom1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of handloom

  • A man invents a machine which does the work of ten handloom weavers.

    Britain for the British

    Robert Blatchford

  • The old Cobbler, like the ancient spinster and handloom weaver, is retiring into the shade of the boot and shoe factory.

  • Receiving a common school education, he was apprenticed to a handloom weaver.

  • Who should know so well as I that it is but a handloom compared to the great guns that reverberate through the age to come?

    Margaret Ogilvy

    J. M. Barrie

  • The handloom weavers in two of the suburbs of Philadelphia started cooperative associations at the same time.