beam·​er | \ ˈbēmə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of beamer

1a : a machine for winding yarn or cloth on a beam
b : an operator of such a machine — compare warper sense a
2 : a leather worker who scrapes wet hides with a beaming knife to remove flesh and traces of hair
3 : a bone implement like a drawknife found in Mississippi sites and in later cultural stages of the southwestern U.S., usually made from metapodal bones of deer or elk, and having cutting and scraping edges midway between the handles

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“Beamer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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