Share this entry

Share this page

handloom

Line breaks: hand|loom
Pronunciation: /ˈhandluːm/

Definition of handloom in English:

noun

chiefly Indian
A manually operated loom.
Example sentences
  • The Livesey Collection includes a table constructed from his original handloom.
  • Sri Lanka has a vibrant textile industry, with a lot of textile production being done at home on hand looms by women.
  • A special discount of 25 per cent is being offered on products made by handloom.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
verb
bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…