throwster

[ throh-ster ]

noun
  1. a person who throws silk or synthetic filaments.

Origin of throwster

1
First recorded in 1425–75, throwster is from the late Middle English word throwestre.See throw, -ster

Words Nearby throwster

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How to use throwster in a sentence

  • It is handled here first by the “throwster,” who winds it from the skein and makes various kinds of thread for different purposes.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • It is handled here first by the throwster who winds it from the skein and makes different varieties of thread.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • At the mill the raw silk goes to the "throwster" who twists the silk threads ready for the loom.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson
  • Where the throwster is accountable for loss, the price is from 10 fr.

  • The throwster's shop-theatre was, in his eyes, a sort of conventicle.

British Dictionary definitions for throwster

throwster

/ (ˈθrəʊstə) /


noun
  1. a person who twists silk or other fibres into yarn

Origin of throwster

1
C15 throwestre, from throw + -ster

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