A spinning wheel was a tool used to produce fabric. Fifty Human spinning wheels belonging to the Neo-Transcendentalists were among the manifest of the colony ship SS Mariposa when it launched from Earth in 2123. Data defined it as "a device for spinning yarn or thread that consists of a large foot or hand driven wheel and one spindle". (TNG: "Up The Long Ladder")
In an Earth fairy tale, the character Rumpelstiltskin used a spinning wheel to turn straw into gold. (DS9: "If Wishes Were Horses")
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