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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Luddite \Lud"dite\, n.
One of a number of riotous persons in England, who for six
years (1811-17) tried to prevent the use of labor-saving
machinery by breaking it, burning factories, etc.; -- so
called from Ned Lud, a half-witted man who some years
previously had broken stocking frames. --J. & H. Smith. --H.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: any opponent of technological progress
2: one of the 19th century English workmen who destroyed
laborsaving machinery that they thought would cause
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