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  1. a loom operated by mechanical or electrical power.
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Origin of power-loom

First recorded in 1800–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • The place of the hero in the poem would of course be supplied by a power-loom.

    Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)


  • It was the same with the introduction of the spinning machinery,—the same with the power-loom.

    Knowledge is Power:

    Charles Knight

  • When capitalism began, when it came with its steam engine and its power-loom, what was the first thing it did?

  • The worsted industry of East Anglia is perishing, defeated by the resources of Yorkshire, of which the power-loom is only one.

  • This became a common practice when the hand-loom workers were groaning under the pressure of competition from the power-loom.