carding machine

card2 (defs. 1, 2).
[1780-90]

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Machine for carding textile fibres.

In the 18th century, hand carding was laborious and constituted a bottleneck in the newly mechanized production of textiles. Several inventors worked to develop machines to perform the task, notably John Kay, Oliver Evans, Lewis Paul, R. Arkwright, and Johann Bodmer.

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  • carding machine — noun : a machine for carding wool, cotton, or other fiber consisting of cylinders having intermeshing wire teeth and revolving at different speeds or in opposite directions compare breaker 2c(1), combing machine * * * card2 (defs. 1, 2). [1780… …   Useful english dictionary

  • carding machine — machine for separating fibers before spinning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carding machine — noun A machine used for carding materials …   Wiktionary

  • Carding — is the processing of brushing raw or washed fibers to prepare them as textiles. A large variety of fibers can be carded, anything from dog hair, to llama, to soy fiber (a fiber made from soy beans), [Soy fiber was first introduced in yarns by… …   Wikipedia

  • Carding — Card ing, a. 1. The act or process of preparing staple for spinning, etc., by carding it. See the Note under {Card}, v. t. [1913 Webster] 2. A roll of wool or other fiber as it comes from the carding machine. [1913 Webster] {Carding engine},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carding engine — Carding Card ing, a. 1. The act or process of preparing staple for spinning, etc., by carding it. See the Note under {Card}, v. t. [1913 Webster] 2. A roll of wool or other fiber as it comes from the carding machine. [1913 Webster] {Carding… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carding — A very thorough opening out and separating of the fibres of cotton, together with an effective cleaning. Upon the work done by the carder depends the success of the future operations in the making of cloth. This opening and cleaning of the cotton …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • carding engine — noun Britain : carding machine * * * carding engine, British. carding machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • carding — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of card (I) 1. : a roll of wool or other fiber from a carding machine 2. [by shortening] : carding machine …   Useful english dictionary

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