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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spinning jen·ny /-ˌʤɛni/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jen·ny, n.  A machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories.  Also called spinning jenny.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spin·ning a. & n. from Spin.
 Spinning gland Zool., one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larvae.
 Spinning house, formerly a common name for a house of correction in England, the women confined therein being employed in spinning.
 Spinning jenny Mach., an engine or machine for spinning wool or cotton, by means of a large number of spindles revolving simultaneously.
 Spinning mite Zool., the red spider.
 Spinning wheel, a machine for spinning yarn or thread, in which a wheel drives a single spindle, and is itself driven by the hand, or by the foot acting on a treadle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 spinning jenny
      n : an early spinning machine with multiple spindles