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spinning frame

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noun
  1. a machine for drawing, twisting, and winding yarn.
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Origin of spinning frame

First recorded in 1815–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for spinning frame

jenny, mule

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Historical Examples of spinning frame

  • Arkwright's experience with regard to his spinning-frame was similar.

    A Critical Examination of Socialism

    William Hurrell Mallock

  • Manchester had fought against the spinning-frame for years, but it was to receive the chief fruits of its success.

    Historic Inventions

    Rupert S. Holland

  • This invention combined the good qualities of the spinning-jenny of Hargreaves and the spinning-frame of Arkwright.

  • In that instant he first saw dimly the tiny seedling that was to grow one day to the mighty tree of the spinning-frame.

  • The spindles must revolve very quickly in the spinning-frame, in order to give the requisite degree of twist to the worsted.