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spinning

[spin-ing] /ˈspɪn ɪŋ/
noun
1.
Textiles.
  1. the act or process of converting staple or short lengths of fiber, as cotton or rayon, into continuous yarn or thread.
  2. the extrusion of a solution of fiber-forming substances through holes in a spinneret to form filaments.
2.
Entomology. the act or process of secreting and placing silk or silklike filaments, as in the construction of a web by a spider or the formation of a cocoon by a caterpillar.
3.
Also called spin casting, spin fishing, thread-line fishing. Angling. the act or technique of casting a relatively light lure attached to a threadlike line wound on a stationary spool.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see spin, -ing1
Related forms
spinningly, adverb
nonspinning, noun, adjective
unspinning, adjective
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spinning

/ˈspɪnɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. the act or process of spinning
  2. (as modifier): spinning yarn
2.
the act or technique of casting and drawing a revolving lure through the water so as to imitate the movement of a live fish, etc

Spinning

/ˈspɪnɪŋ/
noun
1.
trademark a form of high-intensity exercise using exercise bikes
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