Definition of throwster in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈTHrōstər/


A person who twists silk fibers into thread.
Example sentences
  • In a survey of the Florentine silk industry in 1663, 78 per cent of adult weavers were women, as were 65 per cent of throwsters.
  • There's for example Mary Smallshaw, a Welsh silk throwster transported for theft in 1818.
  • He came to America in 1890 and became a bookkeeper for Klots Brothers, a silk throwster, in New York City.

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Syllabification: throw·ster

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