flax brake

variants: less commonly



flax breaker

Definition of flax brake

  1. :  a machine for separating the woody stem tissues from the fiber in flax

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Origin and Etymology of flax brake

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

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