The trade of plaiting straw for bonnets, etc. See Dunstable straw, under straw.(noun)
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Use "straw-plaiting" in a sentence
"There is no general manufacturing industry, but a considerable amount of lace-making and straw-plaiting is carried on locally; and at High Wycombe and in its neighbourhood there is a thriving trade in various articles of turnery, such as chairs and bowls, from beech and other hard woods."
"There is a large agricultural trade, the locality being especially noted for the rearing of ducks; straw-plaiting and the manufacture of condensed milk are carried on, and there are printing works."
"LEGHORN (104,000), the port of Florence, is the chief seat of the export straw-plaiting trade."