Definition of spinning wheel in English:

spinning wheel

Syllabification: spin·ning wheel

noun

An apparatus for spinning yarn or thread, with a spindle driven by a wheel attached to a crank or treadle.
More example sentences
  • Steven Hahn's study of counties in northern Georgia indicates that seven of ten households had spinning wheels and looms, and one in ten heads of free households was an artisan.
  • By the eve of the Revolution, eighty to ninety percent of rural households owned spinning wheels, and almost half owned looms.
  • After a few other steps, women put the flax fibers on the spinning wheel, bleached the thread with water and ashes, wove it on a loom and bleached the linen again in the sun.

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