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plait +‎ -er


plaiter (plural plaiters)

  1. One who plaits.
  2. A machine that plaits.
    • 1873, Specifications and Drawings of Patents Issued from the U.S. Patent Office
      The peculiarity of this invention consists in a means for varying the angle at which the plaiting-blade is held in the plaiter without varying the position of the entire instrument upon the sewing-machine.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for plaiter in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)