throstle (plural throstles)

  1. A song thrush.
    • 1804, Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, James Mease, The Domestic Encyclopaedia: or, A Dictionary of Facts and Useful Knowledge, page 115 ↗,
      The throstle is by some believed to be the finest singing bird in Britain, on account of the sweetness, variety, and continuance of its melody.
  2. A machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc., from the rove, consisting of a set of drawing rollers with bobbins and flyers, and differing from the mule in having the twisting apparatus stationary and the processes continuous.
    • A Throstle under the above title has been recently introduced from America, the principal novel feature of which, is a substitute for the flyer and heavy spindle of the common throstle, and for the cone or cape, and the barrel tube of the Danforth throstle.
  • German: Drossel
  • Russian: пе́вчий дрозд

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