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warp beam

  1. a roller, located at the back of a loom, on which the warp ends are wound in preparation for weaving.
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Origin of warp beam

First recorded in 1825–35
Also called warp roll.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • From the warping-bars these bouts are carefully wound on the warp-beam.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

    Alice Morse Earle

  • The warp-beam is a wooden cylinder back of the loom on which the warp is wound.


    William H. Dooley

  • The threads of the warp extend in parallel order from the warp-beam to the front of the loom, and are attached to the cloth-roll.


    William H. Dooley

  • The yarn-beam or yarn-roll or warp-beam was ever a very important part of the loom.