Spinning-jenny

spinning jenny

noun
an early spinning machine having more than one spindle, enabling a person to spin a number of yarns simultaneously.

Origin:
1775–85

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spinning jenny
 
n
an early type of spinning frame with several spindles, invented by James Hargreaves in 1764
 
[C18: see jenny; the reason for the adoption of the woman's name is unclear]

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