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From Middle English weevere, wevar, from Old English *wefere, *wifre, *wæfre (weaver, in compounds), equivalent to weave +‎ -er. Compare Saterland Frisian Weeuwer (weaver), Dutch wever (weaver), German Low German Wever (weaver), German Weber (weaver), Swedish vävare (weaver), Icelandic vefari (weaver).



weaver (plural weavers)

  1. One who weaves.
  2. A strand of material used in weaving.
    • 1988, Lyn Siler, The Basket Book: Over 30 Magnificent Baskets to Make and Enjoy
      To add a new weaver, simply soak a new one, slide one end under a rib (over the old weaver) and continue weaving with both of them until the old one runs out. [] If your weaver has dried, rewet it and weave several rows as in Diagram 26.
  3. Any bird in the family Ploceidae.
  4. An aquatic beetle of the genus Gyrinus.
  5. Certain fish of the family Pinguipedidae

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