Spin"ner(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, spins one skilled in spinning; a spinning machine.
2. A spider. "Long-legged spinners."
(Zol.) A goatsucker; -- so called from the peculiar noise it makes when darting through the air.
(Zol.) A spinneret.
Ring spinner, a machine for spinning, in which the twist, given to the yarn by a revolving bobbin, is regulated by the drag of a small metal loop which slides around a ring encircling the bobbin, instead of by a throstle.
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