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What is "Beam" - Definition & Explanation

A horizontal cylinder usually of metal on which a large number of yarns are wound in a side-by-side arrangement in preparation for slashing.
A cylinder of wood or metal, usually with a circular flange on each end, on which warp yarns are wounded up for slashing, weaving and warp knitting.
  • A large spool or roll, about three feet in diameter, on which WARP or cloth is wound.
  • To wind yarn from a dyed BALL WARP onto a SECTION BEAM.
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    A plain-weave, stiff fabric with thick-and-thin yarns in both the warp and the filling. The fabric was originally made of linen but is now duplicated in 100% polyester or a variety of blends such as...

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