spinning wheel


Definition of spinning wheel

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

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The spacecrafts’ gyroscopes are small spinning wheels that work to rotate the telescope and keep it stable while observing. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Another NASA Space Telescope Has Gone Offline," 12 Oct. 2018 Remember, this thing doesn't need much energy for a mere spinning wheel. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Physics of a Puzzling Perpetual Motion Machine," 12 June 2018 Four giant spinning wheels highlight 48 missions or tasks that link guests with one of the these animals through a neon green 3,500-square-foot maze. Joan Cary, chicagotribune.com, "Get your fill of creepy crawlies at Brookfield Zoo's new exhibit," 13 May 2018 This popular, entertaining program is not about quilting bees and spinning wheels. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 1 May 2018 Bring along your spinning wheel, drop spindle, knitting or current craft project and a sack lunch, and join us for the day. Mary Mooney, OregonLive.com, "Knitted Wit celebrates Galentine's Day; Rose City Yarn Crawl news," 5 Feb. 2018 The machines feature spinning wheels, sounds and animations, along with a small screen to display the replays. Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "Lawmakers were lobbied, Canadian made a lease offer, still Les Bois Park sits silent," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of spinning wheel

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of spinning wheel

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

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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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