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Definitions of spindle

  1. To shoot or grow on a long slender stalk or body. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. Among gardeners, to put forth a long and slender stalk. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when twisted, it is wound; also, the pin on which the bobbin is held in a spinning machine, or in the shuttle of a loom. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A slender rod or pin on which anything turns; an axis; as, the spindle of a vane. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The shaft, mandrel, or arbor, in a machine tool, as a lathe or drilling machine, etc., which causes the work to revolve, or carries a tool or center, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The vertical rod on which the runner of a grinding mill turns. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A shaft or pipe on which a core of sand is formed. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The fusee of a watch. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A yarn measure containing, in cotton yarn, 15,120 yards; in linen yarn, 14,400 yards. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A solid generated by the revolution of a curved line about its base or double ordinate or chord. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Any marine univalve shell of the genus Rostellaria; -- called also spindle stromb. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Any marine gastropod of the genus Fusus. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To shoot or grow into a long, slender stalk or body; to become disproportionately tall and slender. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. In a spinning wheel or machine, the long, thin rod used for twisting and winding the thread; in spinning by hand, a round stick tapering at each end, on which the thread is twisted and held; a rod or pin on which anything turns. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. The pin from which the thread is spun or twisted: a pin on which anything turns: the fusee of a watch. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Pin on which thread is wound as it is spun, or on which it is formed; pin on which anything turns. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. A slender rod or pin, on which thread may be wound, as spun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A pin used in spinning for twisting the thread, on which when twisted it is wound; a slender-pointed rod or pin on which anything turns; any long, slender thing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A structure resembling a spinning-machine spindle ; an elongated peduncle bearing sessile flowers ; a spindle-shaped structure formed of achromatin fibres during mitosis. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for spindle

  1. At the top of the spindle fasten two strings, each nine inches long, to the ends of these strings attach the ends of a common cedar pencil, forming a triangle with a wooden base and string sides. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner
  2. She took her spindle shut it up in a cupboard, and locked the door with a key. – The Blue Rose Fairy Book by Maurice Baring
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