spinning house

noun

: a former house of correction for prostitutes especially in England in which inmates were often made to work at spinning

Word History

Etymology

Middle English spynnyng hous building used for spinning, from spynnyng, spinninge spinning + hous house

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“Spinning house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinning%20house. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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