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What is "Leader Strings" - Definition & Explanation

Strands of YARN that are left threaded through the various parts of a textile machine and to which new strands of YARN to be processed are attached, thus eliminating the necessity for threading the strands through the machine each time a different lot of YARN is to be processed.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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