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spinning wheel

n.
An apparatus for making yarn or thread, consisting of a foot-driven or hand-driven wheel and a single spindle.

spinning wheel

n
(Textiles) a wheel-like machine for spinning at home, having one hand- or foot-operated spindle

spin′ning wheel`


n.
a device formerly used for spinning wool, flax, etc., into yarn or thread, consisting essentially of a single spindle driven by a large wheel operated by hand or foot.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinning wheel - a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or footspinning wheel - a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot
distaff - the staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning
leg - one of the supports for a piece of furniture
spindle - a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning
spinning machine - a textile machine for spinning yarn and thread
Translations
radŝpinilo
rukki
rokka
rokkur
糸車
물레
fususຫຼາ
hjulrokkrokkspinnerokkspinnrokk
spinnrock

spinning wheel

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References in classic literature ?
She was probably the very last person in town who still kept the time-honored spinning-wheel in constant revolution.
Benches were built along the sides for summer use; and a great spinning-wheel at one end, and a churn at the other, showed the various uses to which this important porch might be devoted.
When I got a little ways I heard the dim hum of a spinning-wheel wailing along up and sinking along down again; and then I knowed for certain I wished I was dead -- for that IS the lonesomest sound in the whole world.
But nay, nay; it is only the sound of Frolovna's spinning-wheel.