spinning wheel definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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
spinning wheel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An apparatus for making yarn or thread, consisting of a foot-driven or hand-driven wheel and a single spindle.