weav·er | \ˈwē-vər \

Definition of weaver 

1 : one that weaves especially as an occupation

2 : any of numerous Old World passerine birds (family Ploceidae) that resemble finches and typically construct elaborate nests of interlaced vegetation

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Both are self-employed—Mr Bray as a metalworker and Mrs Bray as a weaver, primarily of baby wraps. The Economist, "How the Trump administration is reshaping Medicaid," 17 May 2018 Multiple experiments show that highway weavers may save a minute or two in an hour-plus drive. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Zipper merge will upset other drivers. Why you should do it anyway.," 6 July 2018 Instruction will include basic basket weaving techniques and would be appropriate for both beginner and intermediate basket weavers. Shelia Poole, ajc, "Things to do in and around Atlanta this weekend," 18 May 2018 Once operating instructions, these are used by people who will never clear a field, tend a herd of sheep or qualify as a master weaver. Michael Bierut, New York Times, "Before Glitter and Glue Sticks, ‘Craeft’," 8 Jan. 2018 Longaberger was founded by Dave Longaberger, the son of basket weavers, in 1973. Lillian Rizzo, WSJ, "Maker of Longaberger Baskets Seeks Bankruptcy Protection," 29 June 2018 Exhibit showcases original work of diverse group of local fiber artists, mostly art quilters and mixed media fiber artists, but also weavers, doll-makers, rug hook artists, fabric dyeing artists, knitters and crocheters in art form. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Free and fun things to do this weekend in Cincinnati," 28 June 2018 Longshoremen, shingle weavers, sailors, and electrical workers all struck alongside the mill hands. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "Huge Aberdeen fire steals thousands of pieces of town history, including a Kurt Cobain exhibit," 16 June 2018 Participants will break bread with Berber families in private homes, see how an artist co-op is empowering female rug-weavers in small villages, visit the lush M’goun Valley and enjoy the singing and dancing of Moroccan women in cultural ceremonies. Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, "Women's only tour goes off the beaten path in Morocco, Iran and Jordan," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of weaver

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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