Definition of Spinning wheel

1. Noun. A small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot.

Terms within: Distaff, Leg, Spindle
Generic synonyms: Spinning Machine

Definition of Spinning wheel

1. Noun. a domestic device for making yarn or thread; having a single spindle and a wheel driven by hand or foot ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinning Wheel

spinning disk nebuliser
spinning frame
spinning jennies
spinning jenny
spinning machine
spinning mule
spinning mules
spinning rod
spinning top
spinning tops
spinning wheel (current term)
spinning wheels
spino-adductor reflex
spino-olivary tract
spinocerebellar ataxia
spinocerebellar degeneration
spinocerebellar disorder
spinocerebellar tracts
spinocervicothalamic tract

Literary usage of Spinning wheel

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1. Poetica Erotica: A Collection of Rare and Curious Amatory Verse by Thomas Robert Smith (1921)
"... 'gan to feel, But still I turned my Spinning-Wheel. Most gracefully he did appear, As he my Presence did draw near, And round about my slender waist He ..."

2. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1841)
"BESS AND HER spinning wheel. Tune—" The sweet lass that lo'es me." O LEEZE me on my spinning wheel, O leeze me on my rock and reel; Free tap to tae that ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"SPINNING Wheel, ni [from spin.'] The wheel by which, since the disuse of the rock, the thread is drawn. ..."

4. Textiles by Paul Henry Nystrom (1916)
"The spinning wheel.—As stated above, at about the time that America was ... This invention was the spinning wheel. It combined three important parts, ..."

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