an early spinning machine having more than one spindle, enabling a person to spin a number of yarns simultaneously.
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How to use spinning jenny in a sentence
The spinning jenny replaced weavers, buttons displaced elevator operators, and the Internet drove travel agencies out of business.Millions of Americans Have Lost Jobs in the Pandemic—And Robots and AI Are Replacing Them Faster Than Ever | Alana Semuels | August 6, 2020 | Time
To Hargreaves, inventing the spinning-jenny, a mob and a flight from Lancashire, a wrecked machine and a sacked house!The Women of Tomorrow | William Hard
The spinning jenny came into use a little after 1750, and the power loom was invented near the close of the century.American Inventions and Inventors | William A. Mowry
In that year James Hargreaves completed his invention of the spinning-jenny, which he patented in 1770.
First there must be a spinning-jenny to go by steam, to the wheel of which there must be a hand-organ.The Kentuckian in New-York, Volume I (of 2) | William Alexander Caruthers
The first to be brought to actual completion was Hargreaves' spinning-jenny, invented in 1764.An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England | Edward Potts Cheyney
British Dictionary definitions for spinning jenny
an early type of spinning frame with several spindles, invented by James Hargreaves in 1764
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