[ lik-er-in ]
/ ˈlɪk ərˈɪn /


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.

Origin of licker-in

1840–50; lick in + -er1
Also called taker-in. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019