spinning wheel

noun

Definition of spinning wheel

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

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

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


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