spinning wheel


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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
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rukki
rokka
rokkur
糸車
물레
fususຫຼາ
hjulrokkrokkspinnerokkspinnrokk
spinnrock

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References in classic literature ?
The widow, who had been at her spinning wheel, rose up with a cry of alarm.
The leisure hours left to me after I had given the requisite orders to the head-shepherds, overseers, and other labourers, I passed in such employments as are not only allowable but necessary for young girls, those that the needle, embroidery cushion, and spinning wheel usually afford, and if to refresh my mind I quitted them for a while, I found recreation in reading some devotional book or playing the harp, for experience taught me that music soothes the troubled mind and relieves weariness of spirit.
I remember when my sister spun its thread on the enchanted spinning wheel given to her by our grandmother's grandmother," the wizard said.
6 ( ANI ): Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi's symbolic spinning wheel, also called 'charkha' in Hindi, has been sold at a UK auction for about 110,000 pounds.
There will also be a demonstration of hand spinning using a spinning wheel by Christine Gibb.
The musician - who used to live in Birkenhead - took to the stage at the Philharmonic Hall with his band The Imposters and a giant spinning wheel.
A TYPE of spinning wheel used to create some of the costumes for hit film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was the highlight of a talk to members of the Glamorgan Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers, writes Rhian Herbert.
Susan Sims, publisher of FIDO Friendly magazine and founder of the tour said, "We are so thrilled with the many sponsors who are donating fun products to be used as prizes on a large spinning wheel we are bringing to each shelter.
A spinning wheel is used to twist the fleece into a long strand of yarn.
From wool types and updates of new samples and photos to analyzing fleeces and getting most from a spinning wheel, chapters packed with detail cover everything from different wools to different spinning wheels and options.
A Cadw spokesman said: "Drop spindles were the tools of the day in Britain before the introduction of the spinning wheel in the 13th century, with materials such as hemp, wool, flax and nettle fibres forming the basis for textiles at this time.
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