Spin"ning(?), a. & n. from Spin.
(Zol.), one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larv. --
Spinning house, formerly a common name for a house of correction in England, the women confined therein being employed in spinning. --
(Mach.), an engine or machine for spinning wool or cotton, by means of a large number of spindles revolving simultaneously. --
(Zol.), the red spider. --
Spinning wheel, a machine for spinning yarn or thread, in which a wheel drives a single spindle, and is itself driven by the hand, or by the foot acting on a treadle.
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