spin·​ning | \ ˈspi-niŋ How to pronounce spinning (audio) \

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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Peloton, the company whose top-dollar bikes saved hard-core spinning fans from having to schlep all the way to Flywheel, now films yoga and meditation classes live in a West Village studio for subscribers to follow, in real time, on the brand’s app. Maggie Bullock, Vogue, "Is Telefitness the Wave of the Future? Or Another Way Tech Is Keeping Us Apart?," 15 May 2019 So all the matter waiting to get sucked into oblivion forms a line, which takes the form of a spinning disk. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How They Got the Black Hole Picture That Changed Science," 10 Apr. 2019 Each ear cup has a spinning dial: one to control the volume, and the other to control the level of noise cancellation. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Surface ‘Phones released; Headphones, that is," 3 Oct. 2018 Crushed millings pour from a towering hopper and up a conveyor belt into a 20-foot spinning drum to be heated over a giant flame. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Recycled-Asphalt Company Sees Open Road Ahead," 2 Oct. 2018 The mower employs a spinning disc drive that’s easier to service than many other rear-drive transmissions. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Lawn Mower Buyer's Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Buy the Right Mower," 22 Feb. 2019 Because out on the sand, the cars (like a Subaru Crosstrek and Jeep Compass) detected wheelspin and cut power to the spinning wheels. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How to Use Your 4WD System," 5 Dec. 2018 James Somers’ story is full of terrific anecdotes about Google’s early days: When a car goes around a turn, more ground must be covered by the outside wheels; likewise, the outer edge of a spinning hard disk moves faster than the inner one. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Google’s appearance before Congress will mark a turning point for its CEO," 5 Dec. 2018 Baldwin provided the entirety of the Seahawks’ first-half scoring, hauling in an over-the-shoulder 5-yard touchdown on the team’s opening drive before adding a spinning, diving 35-yard score late in the second quarter. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "Instant analysis: Three impressions from the Seahawks’ 26-23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers," 16 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of spinning

1855, in the meaning defined above

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