balanced step


Definition of balanced step

: any of a series of winders so arranged that their small ends are only a little narrower than the fliers

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First Known Use of balanced step

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of balanced step was circa 1901

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“Balanced step.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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