Spin"ner (?), n.


One who, or that which, spins one skilled in spinning; a spinning machine.


A spider.

"Long-legged spinners."


3. Zool.

A goatsucker; -- so called from the peculiar noise it makes when darting through the air.

4. Zool.

A spinneret.

Ring spinner, a machine for spinning, in which the twist, given to the yarn by a revolving bobbin, is regulated by the drag of a small metal loop which slides around a ring encircling the bobbin, instead of by a throstle.

© Webster 1913.