Meaning of silk thrower in English:

silk thrower

Pronunciation /ˈsɪlk ˌθrəʊə/


  • A person who twists silk filaments into raw silk, or who twists together two or more single threads or yarns of silk to make silk thread or yarn.

    A ‘Petition of the Silk-Throwers’ of 17 April 1621, quoted in J. Strype Stow's Surv. of London (1720) v. xiv. 234/1, has not been traced.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Anthony Munday (d. 1633), playwright and translator. From silk [adjective] + thrower.