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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.
Origin of spinning wheel
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English Unabridged
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  • The museum also has a working spinning wheel where interested guests can try their hand at weaving.
  • By gluing the mirrors to a spinning wheel, the students found they could create moving pictures with the reflected light.
  • The spinning wheel and looms were used to make cloth for clothing.
  • Put a spinning wheel of retroreflectors on the outside of a car.
  • Above her hung innumerable bouquets of herbs, while off in the corner stood a spinning wheel.
British Dictionary definitions for spinning wheel

spinning wheel

a wheel-like machine for spinning at home, having one hand- or foot-operated spindle
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