licker-in

[ lik-er-in ]
/ ˈlɪk ərˈɪn /

noun

a roller on a carding machine, especially the roller that opens the stock as it is fed into the card and transfers the fibers to the main cylinder.

Nearby words

  1. lick one's chops,
  2. lick one's wounds,
  3. lick someone's boots,
  4. lick the stuffing out of,
  5. lick-alike,
  6. lickerish,
  7. lickerishly,
  8. lickety-split,
  9. licking,
  10. licking river

Origin of licker-in

1840–50; lick in + -er1

Also called taker-in.

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