scutcher


scutcher
noun Date: 1776 an implement or machine for scutching flax or cotton

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Scutcher — Scutch er, n. 1. One who scutches. [1913 Webster] 2. An implement or machine for scutching hemp, flax, or cotton, etc.; a scutch; a scutching machine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scutcher — See scutch. * * * …   Universalium

  • scutcher — n. scutch, machine or instrument for beating and dressing flax or cotton; person who scutches …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scutcher — scutch·er …   English syllables

  • scutcher — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snodgrass, Neil — SUBJECT AREA: Textiles [br] fl. late 1790s Scotland [br] Scottish inventor of the scutcher for opening and cleaning raw cotton. [br] Raw cotton arrived in Britain in tightly packed bales. Before spinning, the fibres had to be opened out, and dirt …   Biographical history of technology

  • Cotton mill — A cotton mill is a factory that houses spinning and weaving machinery. Typically built between 1775 and 1930, mills spun cotton which was an important product during the Industrial Revolution. Cotton mills, and the mechanisation of the spinning… …   Wikipedia

  • Cotton-spinning machinery — Cotton Manufacturing Processes (after Murray 1911) Bale Breaker Blowing Room …   Wikipedia

  • Rug Tow — The tow produced by the rougher scutcher and is coarse. Fine tow is from the buffer scutcher. When the rug or coarse tow undergoes a further scutching process it is known as re scutched or targed tow, and is more valuable for spinning (see Tow… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • scotcher — I. ˈskächə(r) noun ( s) : one that scotches II. variant of scutcher * * * scotcher variant of scutcher …   Useful english dictionary


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