ring spinning

  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.

Origin of ring spinning

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby ring spinning

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How to use ring spinning in a sentence

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

  • 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 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.