spinning wheel

noun

Definition of spinning wheel

: a small domestic hand-driven or foot-driven machine for spinning yarn or thread

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First Known Use of spinning wheel

15th century


SPINNING WHEEL Defined for English Language Learners

spinning wheel

noun

Definition of spinning wheel for English Language Learners

  • : a machine that was used in the past for making yarn or thread


SPINNING WHEEL Defined for Kids

spinning wheel

noun

Definition of spinning wheel for Students

: a small machine driven by the hand or foot that is used to spin yarn or thread

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