spinning jenny
Jenny Jen"ny, n. [A corruption of gin an engine; influenced by Jenny, the proper name. See {Gin} an engine, and cf. {Ginny-carriage}.] A machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories. Also called {spinning jenny}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Spinning jenny — Spinning Spin ning, a. & n. from {Spin}. [1913 Webster] {Spinning gland} (Zo[ o]l.), one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larv[ae]. {Spinning house}, formerly a common name for a house of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spinning jenny — n. an early spinning machine with several spindles, for spinning more than one thread at a time …   English World dictionary

  • Spinning Jenny — Mule jenny Une machine à filer plus ancienne, la spinning jenny de James Hargreaves, 1765 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spinning jenny — The spinning jenny is a multi spool spinning wheel. It was invented circa 1764 by James Hargreaves in Stanhill, near Blackburn, Lancashire in the northwest of England (although Thomas Highs is another candidate identified as the inventor). The… …   Wikipedia

  • Spinning Jenny — Modell einer Jenny im historischen Zentrum von Wuppertal Spinning Jenny (oder einfach nur Jenny) ist der Name der ersten industriellen Spinnmaschine zum Verspinnen von Wolle zu Garn. Die Maschine ähnelte auf den ersten Blick einem Spinnrad mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • spinning jenny — an early spinning machine having more than one spindle, enabling a person to spin a number of yarns simultaneously. [1775 85] * * * Early multiple spindle machine for spinning wool or cotton. The hand powered spinning jenny was patented by James… …   Universalium

  • spinning jenny — noun an early spinning machine with multiple spindles • Hypernyms: ↑spinning machine * * * spinning jenny [spinning jenny] noun an early machine that could spin many threads of wool at the same time. It was invented by James Hargreaves in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spinning Jenny — Modelo de la spinning jenny en un museo de Wuppertal, Alemania. La hiladora Jenny fue una máquina hiladora multi bobina, inventada en 1765 por James Hargreaves (aunque algunos identifican también a Thomas Highs como posible inventor) en Stanhill …   Wikipedia Español

  • spinning jenny — noun Etymology: Jenny, nickname for Jane Date: 1783 an early multiple spindle machine for spinning wool or cotton …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spinning jenny — noun an early spinning machine having multiple spools See Also: spinning frame, spinning mule …   Wiktionary

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