spinning frame

spinning frame
noun Date: 1825 a machine that draws, twists, and winds yarn

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  • Spinning frame — The spinning frame was an invention developed during the 18th century British Industrial Revolution. It was later developed into the water frame (patented in 1769), and was used to increase production of textiles in factories.Richard Arkwright… …   Wikipedia

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  • spinning frame — spin′ning frame n. tex a machine for drawing, twisting, and winding yarn • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • spinning frame — a machine for drawing, twisting, and winding yarn. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • spinning frame — noun a machine that draws and twists fibres and then winds it onto spools or spindles …   Wiktionary

  • spinning frame — Richard Arkwright …   Inventors, Inventions

  • John Kay (spinning frame) — John Kay was a clockmaker from Warrington, Lancashire, England. He is known by association with Thomas Highs and later Richard Arkwright for the scandal associated with the invention of the spinning frame in 1767: an important stage in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Spinning (textiles) — Spinning is an ancient textile art in which plant, animal or synthetic fibers are twisted together to form yarn (or thread, rope, or cable). For thousands of years, fiber was spun by hand using simple tools, the spindle and distaff. Only in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Frame — Frame, n. 1. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a structure.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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