noun (plural same)
A woman who sits and knits (used especially in reference to a number of women who did this, during the French Revolution, while attending public executions).
- She also has the musky and morbid sense of someone who is her own tricoteuse, knitting her own legend.
- Very soon after the indictment of Mr. Libby, the tricoteuses glumly conceded that no conspiracy has been uncovered.
- In effect, they are the bulwarks of the tricoteuses.
French, from tricoter 'to knit'.
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