- a loom operated by mechanical or electrical power.
Origin of power-loom
First recorded in 1800–10
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The place of the hero in the poem would of course be supplied by a power-loom.
It was the same with the introduction of the spinning machinery,—the same with the power-loom.Knowledge is Power:
When capitalism began, when it came with its steam engine and its power-loom, what was the first thing it did?The Common Sense of Socialism
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.