spin·ning | \ˈspi-niŋ \

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

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And don’t spring for that spinning, oak coffee-table caddy to house your obnoxious array of remotes. Matthew Kitchen, WSJ, "The Death of the TV Remote—and What’s Coming Next," 15 June 2018 To earn the most points, the move must be performed on each foot and spinning in both directions. Maura Sullivan Hill, Cosmopolitan, "All the Figure Skating Lingo You Need to Know Before the Olympics," 6 Feb. 2018 Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories Transportation Also known as the spinning thing atop self-driving cars, lidar is the technology that could unlock autonomy for everybody. Nick Stockton, WIRED, "Laser-Shooting Planes Uncover the Horror and Humanity of World War I," 9 July 2018 If neither of these approaches works, try setting up a regular meeting with an especially annoying colleague just before your scheduled spinning class. Dan Ariely, WSJ, "A New Spin on Commitments to Cycling (and Other Exercise)," 20 June 2018 Relatives of a Nebraska girl whose scalp was partially torn off in 2016 when her hair got caught in the spinning ride did include the state’s inspectors in their lawsuit. Washington Post, "States protect their carnival ride inspectors from lawsuits," 1 Apr. 2018 The basic idea is that these machines can operate in some manner (say with a spinning wheel) forever without an energy source. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Physics of a Puzzling Perpetual Motion Machine," 12 June 2018 Even the Russian judge will give you some leeway on account of the pickup truck spinning in the middle of the street. Chris Lykins, San Antonio Express-News, "We hope you've had enough of winter," 19 Jan. 2018 The 11-acre land opened June 30 and features a roller coaster and a family spinning ride as well as a quick-serve restaurant and two merchandise stands. Gabrielle Russon, OrlandoSentinel.com, "How will Disney, Universal, SeaWorld perform financially this summer?," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of spinning

1855, in the meaning defined above

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