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ring spinning

a process of spinning in which the yarn is twisted and drawn while passing through a small metal device traveling rapidly around a ring in the operation of winding the yarn onto a bobbin.
Compare mule spinning.
Origin of ring spinning
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There are two methods of spinning: ring spinning and mule spinning.


    William H. Dooley
  • One white girl will look after four sides of a ring spinning frame; it takes six Chinese, as you see.

  • Simplicity and convenience characterize our ring spinning Frame gearing.

    Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.
  • The function of ring spinning is to draw out the rove and spin it into yarn on a continuous system.


    William H. Dooley
  • The ring spinning differs from mule spinning in having the carriage replaced by a ring, from which the machine takes its name.


    William H. Dooley
  • These difficulties have hitherto prevented the application of ring spinning to the finer grades of yarn.

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