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ring spinning

noun
1.
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
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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  • There are two methods of spinning: ring spinning and mule spinning.

    Textiles

    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.

    Textiles

    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.

    Textiles

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

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