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a simple spinning machine fitted with a single spindle driven by the rotation of a large wheel spun by a foot treadle or by hand
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An apparatus for making yarn or thread, consisting of a foot-driven or hand-driven wheel and a single spindle.