spinning

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spinning

noun

Definition of SPINNING

:  a method of fishing in which a lure is cast by use of a light flexible rod, a spinning reel, and a light line

First Known Use of SPINNING

1855

Rhymes with SPINNING

spinning

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In metalwork, a technique for making hollow metal utensils and artifacts. Developed in the 19th century, the method can be used for most metals. A metal disk is set on a lathe behind an appropriately shaped metal or wooden chuck; while the lathe is rotating, the metal is pressed onto the chuck with a tool. A typical modern spun object is the aluminum saucepan. As in most metalworking techniques, the metal is periodically softened by annealing, or heating, when it has become hardened by being worked (see hardening).

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