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spinning wheel

noun

Simple Definition of spinning wheel

  • : a machine that was used in the past for making yarn or thread

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spinning wheel

  1. :  a small domestic hand-driven or foot-driven machine for spinning yarn or thread

15th Century

First Known Use of spinning wheel

15th century


SPINNING WHEEL Defined for Kids

spinning wheel

noun

Definition of spinning wheel for Students

  1. :  a small machine driven by the hand or foot that is used to spin yarn or thread




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