spinning machine

spinning machine
a textile machine for spinning yarn and thread
Hypernyms: ↑textile machine

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1. : a machine for spinning staple fiber or continuous filament into yarn
2. : a machine for winding insulated covering on electric wires
3. : a machine for shaping metal hollow ware

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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