- 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
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In Japan it is ring-spinning which prevails: 95% of the spindles are on ring-frames.
These human hands were swift, too, as when they thrust the bobbins of roving on the ring-spinning frames to be twisted into yarn.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete