—spinningly, adv./spin"ing/, n.1. Textiles.a. the act or process of converting staple or short lengths of fiber, as cotton or rayon, into continuous yarn or thread.b. the extrusion of a solution of fiber-forming substances through holes in a spinneret to form filaments.2. Entomol. the act or process of secreting and placing silk or silklike filaments, as in the construction of a web by a spider or the formation of a cocoon by a caterpillar.3. Also called spin casting, spin fishing, thread-line fishing. Angling. the act or technique of casting a relatively light lure attached to a threadlike line wound on a stationary spool.[1250-1300; ME; see SPIN, -ING1]
* * *IIn metalwork, a technique for making hollow metal utensils and artifacts.Developed in the 19th century, the method can be used for most metals. A metal disk is set on a lathe behind an appropriately shaped metal or wooden chuck; while the lathe is rotating, the metal is pressed onto the chuck with a tool. A typical modern spun object is the aluminum saucepan. As in most metalworking techniques, the metal is periodically softened by annealing, or heating, when it has become hardened by being worked (see hardening).II(as used in expressions)
* * *▪ yarn manufacturingin textiles, process of drawing out fibres from a mass and twisting them together to form a continuous thread or yarn. In man-made fibre production the name is applied to the extrusion of a solution to form a fibre, a process similar to the method by which silkworms and similar insect larvae produce filament to make their cocoons from a viscous fluid that they secrete.Common industrial spinning techniques include ring spinning, open-end (rotor) spinning, and air-jet spinning.
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