flax brake

noun

variants or less commonly flaxbreak or flax breaker
: a machine for separating the woody stem tissues from the fiber in flax

Word History

Etymology

flax brake from flax + brake (machine); flax break & flax breaker by folk etymology from flax brake

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“Flax brake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flax%20brake. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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