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  1. a person or thing that warps.
  2. Textiles. a machine used to wind warp ends in preparation for weaving.
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Origin of warper

before 1000; Old English weorpere thrower (in ME only in compounds); see warp, -er1
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Historical Examples

  • Make out a diagram for the warper the same as shown in Fig. 95.

    Theory Of Silk Weaving

    Arnold Wolfensberger

  • Tommy removed his hand, but he continued to look yearningly at the warper.

    Tommy and Grizel

    J.M. Barrie

  • The warper sat on by the fire, his head sunk miserably in his shoulders.

    Tommy and Grizel

    J.M. Barrie

  • Robbins was at this time the warper, and the unlucky task of warping for this lady, fell to him.

  • Amelia Davis, a warper, was hit on the head by a brick as she hurried from the second floor.