spinning house

noun

Definition of spinning house

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

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History and Etymology for spinning house

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 27 Oct. 2020.

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