spinning wheel


Definition of spinning wheel

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

Examples of spinning wheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The formats have featured inversions of the field with the number determined by a spinning wheel, mandatory green flag pit stops, and even qualifying held with no speed limits on pit road. Greg Engle, Forbes, 19 May 2022 In a pair of braids and her signature winged eyeliner, the comedian posed stiffly in front of the spinning wheel and launched into a clumsy sales pitch for a fictional establishment called Cecily’s Butter Shop. Meredith Blakestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2022 That's a free-spinning wheel, and that type of movement is helpful for flying through long documents, websites, spreadsheets, and the like. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 21 Jan. 2022 If your Netflix session has ever been interrupted by the annoying spinning wheel that indicates buffering, this might be for you. Andy Meek, BGR, 17 Mar. 2022 Gane connected on a spinning wheel kick midway through the round, but Ngannou continued his slow plod forward. Nolan King, USA TODAY, 23 Jan. 2022 Depending on the mouse, though, a free-spinning wheel may also bring an annoying buzzing noise, too. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 21 Jan. 2022 Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger were unreachable for many users, who instead saw a spinning wheel on their apps that never loaded. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2021 Fiesta medal features both a spinning wheel of bread slices and an image of Safety Sally. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 29 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of spinning wheel

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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30 May 2022

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“Spinning wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinning%20wheel. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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Kids Definition of spinning wheel

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

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