Associations to the word «Spindle»


SPINDLE, noun. (spinning) A rod used for spinning and then winding natural fibres (especially wool), usually consisting of a shaft and a circular whorl positioned at either the upper or lower end of the shaft when suspended vertically from the forming thread.
SPINDLE, noun. A rod which turns, or on which something turns.
SPINDLE, noun. A rotary axis of a machine tool or power tool.
SPINDLE, noun. A worldwide tree of the genus Euonymus, originally used for making the spindles used for spinning wool.
SPINDLE, noun. An upright spike for holding paper documents by skewering.
SPINDLE, noun. The fusee of a watch.
SPINDLE, noun. A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle.
SPINDLE, noun. A yarn measure containing, in cotton yarn, 15,120 yards; in linen yarn, 14,400 yards.
SPINDLE, noun. (geometry) A solid generated by the revolution of a curved line about its base or double ordinate or chord.
SPINDLE, noun. Any marine univalve shell of the genus Rostellaria; a spindle stromb.
SPINDLE, noun. Any marine gastropod of the genus Fusus.
SPINDLE, verb. To make into a long tapered shape.
SPINDLE, verb. To impale on a device for holding paper documents.
SPINDLE TREE, noun. Certain trees belonging to the Euonymus genus, a group of flowering plants in the staff vine family; euonymus, spindle

Dictionary definition

SPINDLE, noun. (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle; "chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis".
SPINDLE, noun. A piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc..
SPINDLE, noun. Any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts.
SPINDLE, noun. A stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning.
SPINDLE, noun. Any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order".

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