Definition of Spinning jenny

1. Noun. An early spinning machine with multiple spindles.

Generic synonyms: Spinning Machine

Definition of Spinning jenny

1. Noun. an early spinning machine having multiple spools ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinning Jenny

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

Literary usage of Spinning jenny

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1. The Economic History of the United States by Ernest Ludlow Bogart (1912)
"In honor of his wife he named it the "spinning jenny." The machine was later improved so as to work eighty spindles. ..."

2. The Economic History of the United States by Ernest Ludlow Bogart (1912)
"... in 1767 he constructed a rude machine of eight spindles, turned by a band from a horizontal wheel. In honor of his wife he named it the "spinning jenny. ..."

3. The Modern Factory: Safety, Sanitation and Welfare by George Moses Price (1914)
"It is usual to give the credit for the invention of the spinning jenny to Hargreaves, who made the first machine in 17(57 and patented it in 1770. ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"He is supposed to bite invented the spinning-jenny about 1764,ud to have first thought of it from observing!! ordinary spinning-wheel overturned on tie ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"There had been several unsuccessful attempts to improve the mode of spinning before 1767, when Hargreaves invented the "spinning jenny," patented in 1770. ..."

6. The Popular History of England by Charles Knight (1880)
"Canals first constructed in England.—The Cotton manufacture.—The fly-shuttle of Kay.—Cotton-spinning machines.—The spinning-jenny of ..."

7. A Comprehensive History of the Woollen and Worsted Manufactures: And the by James Bischoff (1842)
"... invents the spinning jenny; his Machine broken by a Mob ; Riots against Machinery ; Hargreaves retires to Nottingham—Effects of the Spinning Machines on ..."

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