Spinster

Definition of Spinster

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.
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.

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