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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.
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Compare mule spinning.

Origin of ring spinning

First recorded in 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • In Japan it is ring-spinning which prevails: 95% of the spindles are on ring-frames.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5


  • These human hands were swift, too, as when they thrust the bobbins of roving on the ring-spinning frames to be twisted into yarn.