Disparaging and Offensive. a woman still unmarried beyond the usual age of marrying.
Chiefly Law. a woman who has never married.
a woman whose occupation is spinning.
an unmarried woman regarded as being beyond the age of marriage
(law) (in legal documents) a woman who has never married Compare feme sole
(formerly) a woman who spins thread for her living
[spin-thar-uh-skohp] /spɪnˈθær əˌskoʊp/ noun 1. an instrument that detects ionizing radiation by picking up sparks of light from alpha particles. spinthariscope /spɪnˈθærɪˌskəʊp/ noun 1. a device for observing ionizing radiation, consisting of a tube with a magnifying lens at one end and a phosphorescent screen at the other. A particle hitting the screen produces a […]
noun 1. a game in which someone spins a bottle and receives a kiss from the person at whom the bottle points on coming to rest.
noun 1. a game in which one member of a group spins a platter on its edge and a designated member must catch it before it falls or pay a forfeit.
adjective 1. having a lyric quality with a strong, dramatic element: a spinto soprano voice.