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
radŝpinilo
rukki
rokka
rokkur
糸車
물레
fususຫຼາ
hjulrokkrokkspinnerokkspinnrokk
spinnrock

spinning wheel

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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.
However, the air is soon chilled by the arrival of evil Fairy Carabosse (Ghenadii Badika) who places a curse on the new born baby, proclaiming that she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die.
Audiences will be treated to a new version of Sleeping Beauty, which starts at 7.30pm, but organisers are still searching the town to find a spinning wheel.
Bare-knuckle fighter Quinn McDonagh was lured to The Spinning Wheel bar in Dundalk, Co Louth, where five hooded men invited him to go with them.
Once seen as the symbol of freedom struggle and Gandhian values of self-reliance, the traditional charkha, (spinning wheel), appears to have spun out of economic relevance for the weavers.
The theme of textiles continues on Saturday and Sunday, with costumed demonstrations of Anglo-Saxon spinning and weaving techniques, using the traditional `drop spindle' technique of hand-spinning wool, which was in use long before the spinning wheel was known.
The Spinning Wheel,in Beaumaris,is to hold a Welsh Day from June to September.
My role was to spin the web of deceit that ensnared the Princess into pricking her finger on a spinning wheel. The total confidence Mr Campbell exudes should be tempered with the knowledge that neither the public nor a wicked fairy would trust him as far as they can spin him.
Each spinning wheel can take up to five weeks to make.''
The familiar - Smetana's Vltava - and the rare - Dvorak's tone-poem The Golden Spinning Wheel.
'Charkha', a small spindle type spinning wheel used primarily for spinning cotton and other short-stapled fibers, has become more of an antique item.