Definition of Crompton, Samuel in English:

Crompton, Samuel

proper noun

  • (1753–1827), English inventor. Famed for his invention of the spinning mule, he lacked the means to obtain a patent and sold his rights to a Bolton industrialist for £67. The House of Commons subsequently gave him £5,000 in compensation.

Pronunciation:

Crompton, Samuel

/ˈkrɒmpt(ə)n/