distaff

US [ˈdɪˌstæf]
UK [ˈdɪstɑːf]
  • adj.女性的
  • n.(旧时手工纺纱用的)纺纱杆
  • Web卷线杆;手工纺纱杆;纺线车
Plural Form:distaffs  
distaff
n.
1.
(旧时手工纺纱用的)纺纱杆,绕线杆a stick that was used in the past for holding wool when it was spun by hand
IDM
on the distaff side
母方家族的;母系的on the woman's side of the family