Drawing-Frame. A machine in which the slivers of cotton, wool, etc., from the carding-engine are attenuated or drawn out by passing through consecutive pairs of rollers, each pair revolving at a higher rate of speed than its predecessor. [See Carding, Spinning] In spun-silk manufacture, a machine in which the fibers of the floss or refuse silk are laid in a parallel position preparatory to being cut into short lengths by the cutting-engine, to be afterward worked like raw cotton.