Definition of carder in English:

carder

noun

  • See card

    • ‘Among the earliest were the Massachusetts textile-mill hands, farm girls and women aged sixteen to twenty-three who after 1814 worked twelve hours a day, six days a week on mechanized carders, spinners, and looms.’
    • ‘As skilled workers, the carders demanded various reforms of their masters.’
    • ‘He inspired Indians to burn imported British fabrics and return to the traditional textiles woven in villages, and he helped retrain local spinners, weavers, and carders.’
    • ‘Calling all Bolton ex-mill workers, carders, spinners, winders and weavers… someone wants to hear your story.’

Pronunciation

carder

/ˈkɑːdə/