Definition of spinning wheel in English:

spinning wheel

noun

  • An apparatus for spinning yarn or thread, with a spindle driven by a wheel attached to a crank or treadle.

    • ‘‘I started experimenting,’ said Therese, whose Asby home bursts with the fruits of her weaving labours; spinning wheels everywhere and looms left right and centre.’
    • ‘Downstairs were the looms and the spinning wheels, the floor covered in scraps of cloth and piles of wool.’
    • ‘One parent loaned us her spinning wheel, donated wool and helped me establish a working relationship with The River Farm, a unique fiber company in Virginia.’
    • ‘His efforts to resist the use of British cloth led to the resurgence of khadi (homespun cloth) and of course made the spinning wheel symbolic to the Indian independence movement.’
    • ‘By the eve of the Revolution, eighty to ninety percent of rural households owned spinning wheels, and almost half owned looms.’
    • ‘The strands of the web twisted tighter and tighter like wool on a spinning wheel, solid enough to reach out and grab.’
    • ‘Women prepared and preserved food, made medicines, and used spinning wheels, looms, and needles to turn wool and flax into clothing.’
    • ‘The floor was littered with baskets of differently-colored yarn and thread, and a few spinning wheels stood near the far end of the chamber.’
    • ‘In addition to tallying the nation's inhabitants, the federal census of 1810 counted the spinning wheels, looms, and yards of cloth in its rural households.’
    • ‘One was carding wool, one was spinning it onto a spinning wheel, and the last one sat with her scissors, waiting for the right moment to snip the growing skein of wool.’
    • ‘Her kittenish character is further emphasized since here she is given a ball of yarn to play with rather than the traditional spinning wheel.’
    • ‘The spinning wheel improved the production of yarn, cotton, and thread used for cloth.’
    • ‘And other wheel manufacturers have infiltrated the spinning wheel market.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the climactic scene, Priscilla sits at her spinning wheel with ‘carded wool like a snow drift / Piled at her knee.’’
    • ‘The U.S. government established gristmills and provided cottonseed, spinning wheels, and looms to the Cherokee.’
    • ‘Entire families worked together, weaving their magic on spinning wheels and looms.’
    • ‘For example, why not purchase an old fashioned table based sewing machine, or even a spinning wheel?’
    • ‘I walked through the furrows, looking into hovel windows on either side of me, seeing domestic scenes of medieval peasants working at spinning wheels, weaving, etc.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

spinning wheel

/ˈspiniNG ˌ(h)wēl//ˈspɪnɪŋ ˌ(h)wil/