Slang. an attempt to give a bias to news coverage, especially of a political candidate or event.
an attempt to manipulate the interpretation of news, esp. political
Manipulation of news, especially political news, as in The White House press secretary is a master of spin control. This idiom uses spin in the sense of “interpretation,” that is, how something will be interpreted by the public (also see put a spin on). [ c. 1980 ]
noun 1. a rounded rod, usually of wood, tapering toward each end, used in hand-spinning to twist into thread the fibers drawn from the mass on the distaff, and on which the thread is wound as it is spun. 2. the rod on a spinning wheel by which the thread is twisted and on which […]
noun 1. total number or capacity of spindles in a mill, area, etc.
- Spindle cell
spindle cell n. A spindle-shaped cell characteristic of certain tumors.
- Spindle cell carcinoma
spindle cell carcinoma n. A carcinoma composed of elongated cells, frequently a poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma.