1. A person who twists silk filaments into raw silk, or who twists together two or more single threads or yarns of silk to make silk thread or yarn. Later also: a company that manufactures silk thread or yarn (or similar types of synthetic yarn) in this way. Cf. silk throwster n., thrower n. 2a.Silk throwing was originally chiefly associated with women; cf. silk-woman n.Recorded earliest in silk throwster n.
†3. Perhaps: a person who throws pottery using a potter's wheel; = thrower n. 1b. Obsolete (hist. and rare).The use in quot. 1894 may represent a misinterpretation of sense 1. The sense is otherwise apparently unattested.
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