Saxon wheel

noun
variants: or Saxony wheel

Definition of Saxon wheel

: a flax-spinning treadle machine in which the bobbin lags behind the fly with the spindle giving the twist to the yarn and the difference of speeds of the spindle and bobbin causing the bobbin to be wound

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History and Etymology for Saxon wheel

so called from its being the invention of a 16th century German wood-carver

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“Saxon wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saxon%20wheel. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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