Spinning wheel

Spinning wheel
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 correction in England, the women confined therein being employed in spinning.

{Spinning jenny} (Mach.), an engine or machine for spinning wool or cotton, by means of a large number of spindles revolving simultaneously.

{Spinning mite} (Zo["o]l.), the red spider.

{Spinning wheel}, a machine for spinning yarn or thread, in which a wheel drives a single spindle, and is itself driven by the hand, or by the foot acting on a treadle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Spinning Wheel — Single par Blood, Sweat and Tears extrait de l’album Blood, Sweat and Tears (album) Face A More and More Face B Spinning Wheel Sortie Janvier 1969 Enregistrement …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spinning wheel — Wheel Wheel (hw[=e]l), n. [OE. wheel, hweol, AS. hwe[ o]l, hweogul, hweowol; akin to D. wiel, Icel. hv[=e]l, Gr. ky klos, Skr. cakra; cf. Icel. hj[=o]l, Dan. hiul, Sw. hjul. [root]218. Cf. {Cycle}, {Cyclopedia}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A circular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spinning wheel — spinning wheels also spinning wheel N COUNT A spinning wheel is a wooden machine that people used in their homes to make thread from wool, in former times …   English dictionary

  • spinning wheel — ► NOUN ▪ an apparatus for spinning yarn or thread with a spindle driven by a wheel attached to a crank or treadle …   English terms dictionary

  • spinning wheel — n. a simple spinning machine fitted with a single spindle driven by the rotation of a large wheel spun by a foot treadle or by hand …   English World dictionary

  • spinning wheel — n a simple machine consisting of a wheel on a frame that people used in their homes in the past for making cotton, wool etc into thread …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Spinning wheel — For the computer animation commonly found on the Internet, see Spinning wheel (animation). For the Blood, Sweat Tears song, see Spinning Wheel (song). Irish spinning wheel around 1900 Library of Congress collection A spinning wheel is a device… …   Wikipedia

  • spinning wheel — a device formerly used for spinning wool, flax, etc., into yarn or thread, consisting essentially of a single spindle driven by a large wheel operated by hand or foot. [1375 1425; late ME] * * * Early machine for turning textile fibre into thread …   Universalium

  • spinning wheel — noun a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot • Hypernyms: ↑spinning machine • Part Meronyms: ↑distaff, ↑leg, ↑spindle * * * noun, pl ⋯ wheels [count] : a machine that was used in the past for making… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spinning wheel — UK [ˈspɪnɪŋ ˌwiːl] / US [ˈspɪnɪŋ ˌwɪl] / US [ˈspɪnɪŋ ˌhwɪl] noun [countable] Word forms spinning wheel : singular spinning wheel plural spinning wheels a piece of equipment used in the past for making thread from wool or cotton. It has a large… …   English dictionary

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