- a process of spinning that produces extremely fine yarn by drawing and twisting the roving, and winding the resultant yarn onto a bobbin or spindle in the form of a cop.
Compare ring spinning.
Origin of mule spinning
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for mule spinning
For awhile he worked as back boy in the mule-spinning department.
From here he was transferred to the mule-spinning department.
Again most of the operatives are not of a kind likely to acquire great excellence at mule-spinning.
In the Lancashire cotton trade a peculiarly complicated instance of the woman question occurs in mule-spinning.Women in Modern Industry
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