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

2. A spider. Long-legged spinners.

3. (Science: zoology) A goatsucker; so called from the peculiar noise it makes when darting through the air.

4. (Science: zoology) 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.