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Definition of "spinning" []

  • The process of making fibrous material into yarn or thread. (noun)
  • The act of fishing with a light rod and a reel having a bail or similar device that guides the line around a stationary spool and that can be disengaged to let the line run freely, as when casting. Also called spin casting, spin fishing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spinning" in a sentence
  • "The linen industry was started by Miss Twelves; the spinning is all done with the old-fashioned wheels, and the weaving is all done by hand."
  • "So we were interested in spinning these a little bit."
  • "We both arrived Thursday night, where my head was still spinning from a week straight of thesis-ing."