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spinning

[ spin-ing ]
/ ˈspɪn ɪŋ /
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noun
Textiles.
  1. the act or process of converting staple or short lengths of fiber, as cotton or rayon, into continuous yarn or thread.
  2. the extrusion of a solution of fiber-forming substances through holes in a spinneret to form filaments.
Entomology. the act or process of secreting and placing silk or silklike filaments, as in the construction of a web by a spider or the formation of a cocoon by a caterpillar.
Also called spin casting, spin fishing, thread-line fishing .Angling. the act or technique of casting a relatively light lure attached to a threadlike line wound on a stationary spool.
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Origin of spinning

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at spin, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM spinning

spin·ning·ly, adverbnon·spin·ning, noun, adjectiveun·spin·ning, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spinning (1 of 2)

spinning
/ (ˈspɪnɪŋ) /

noun
  1. the act or process of spinning
  2. (as modifier)spinning yarn
the act or technique of casting and drawing a revolving lure through the water so as to imitate the movement of a live fish, etc

British Dictionary definitions for spinning (2 of 2)

Spinning
/ (ˈspɪnɪŋ) /

noun
trademark a form of high-intensity exercise using exercise bikes
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