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knotter

[ not-er ]
/ ˈnɒt ər /
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noun
a person or thing that ties knots.
a device that ties knots in thread during the manufacture of yarn.
a person or thing that takes out or removes knots.
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Origin of knotter

First recorded in 1705–15; knot1 + -er1
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How to use knotter in a sentence

  • Another, named Jacob Behel, invented a knotter, whittling it out of a branch of a cherry tree.

    The Romance of the Reaper|Herbert Newton Casson
  • The barber knotter is a small appliance worn on the hand to assist the work of winding.

  • A most interesting example of the evolution of an invention is that of the cord-knotter of the self-binding harvester.

    The Art of Inventing|Edwin J. Prindle
  • The knotter enables you to piece up at a quicker rate; this saves time.

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