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

 spin·ster /ˈspɪn(t)stɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spin·ster n.
 1. A woman who spins, or whose occupation is to spin.
    She spake to spinster to spin it out.   --Piers Plowman.
    The spinsters and the knitters in the sun.   --Shak.
 2. A man who spins. [Obs.]
 3. Law An unmarried or single woman; -- used in legal proceedings as a title, or addition to the surname.
    If a gentlewoman be termed a spinster, she may abate the writ.   --Coke.
 4. A woman of evil life and character; -- so called from being forced to spin in a house of correction. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an elderly unmarried woman [syn: old maid]
      2: someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads) [syn: spinner,
          thread maker]