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  1. a person or thing that ties knots.
  2. a device that ties knots in thread during the manufacture of yarn.
  3. a person or thing that takes out or removes knots.
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Origin of knotter

First recorded in 1705–15; knot1 + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for knotter

Historical Examples of knotter

  • The knotter enables you to piece up at a quicker rate; this saves time.

    Women in Modern Industry

    B. L. Hutchins

  • 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