- WORKERA wire-covered roller on the carding engine known as the worker and clearer card. The wires on the worker are inclined point to point with those of the swift and carding of the material is thereby effected. The closeness of the setting is determined by the nature of the material being carded and the thickness of the fleece. The swift runs at high velocity and the worker relatively very slowly.
Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.
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