spinning wheel


noun

a device formerly used for spinning wool, flax, etc., into yarn or thread, consisting essentially of a single spindle driven by a large wheel operated by hand or foot.

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Origin of spinning wheel

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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British Dictionary definitions for spinning wheel

spinning wheel

noun

a wheel-like machine for spinning at home, having one hand- or foot-operated spindle
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