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One that twists fibers into thread.


(Textiles) a person who twists silk or other fibres into yarn
[C15 throwestre, from throw + -ster]


(ˈθroʊ stər)

one who throws textile filaments.
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Noun1.throwster - a person who twists silk or rayon filaments into a thread or yarn
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
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In this case, he had to falsify raw-silk contracts and prices from the commission knitters and throwsters (producers and exporters of raw silk) with whom IHM dealt.
THE Courtaulds were originally a French Huguenot family of silk throwsters who suffered with the collapse in the trade in the late 19th century.
In 1455, however, the silkwomen and throwsters claim that silk work is the natural, divinely-ordained and ethically nurturing work of women in the home, "where their abode is" (Rotuli Parliamentorum: 325).