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rotor consisting of a rotating airfoil on the tail of a single-rotor helicopter; keeps the helicopter from spinning in the direction opposite to the rotation of the main rotor anti-torque rotor , tail rotor
candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature candyfloss , cotton candy , spun sugar
hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to both sides of a spinning disk by the brake pads disc brake , disk brake
staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning distaff
hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe drum brake
silk, drawing and spinning filature
bobbin used in spinning silk into thread filature
rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction gyro , gyroscope
spinning device used in navigation instruments gyroscope
spinning mass on base gyroscope
wheel mounted so axis can turn freely, spinning gyroscope
English inventor of the spinning jenny (1720-1778) Hargreaves , James Hargreaves
moderately slow Austrian country dance in triple time; involves spinning and clapping landler
small web-spinning mite; a serious orchard pest Panonychus ulmi , red spider , red spider mite
motion of a spinning body (as a top) in which it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone precession
earth's spinning on axis rotation
predatory arachnid that usually has silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey spider
web-spinning mite that attacks garden plants and fruit trees spider mite , tetranychid
game in which a player spins a bottle and kisses the person that it points to when it stops spinning spin the bottle
game in which something round (as a plate) is spun on edge and the name of a player is called; the named player must catch the spinning object before it falls or pay a forfeit spin the plate , spin the platter
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