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licker-in

[lik-er-in]
noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of licker-in

1840–50; lick in + -er1
Also called taker-in.
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