Spindle Meaning and Definition

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Spindle meaning

Word: Spindle

How to pronounce: sp…™ndl



1. A slender rounded rod with tapered ends used in hand spinning to twist and wind thread from a mass of wool or flax held on a distaff.

Example sentences: "There'll always be a huge demand here for raw wool from Australia, provided we can keep the spindles here spinning wool and keep them away from spinning synthetics."

2. A rod or pin serving as an axis that revolves or on which something revolves.

Example sentences: "It is for this reason that we spot-face our cranks at the same time we drill the hole for the pedal spindle and bottom bracket axis."

3. A slender mass of microtubules formed when a cell divides. At metaphase the chromosomes become attached to it by their centromeres before being pulled toward its ends.

Example sentences: "A critical step in the cell cycle is the proper attachment of chromosomes to the mitotic spindle during metaphase."

4. A shrub or small tree with slender toothed leaves and pink capsules containing bright orange seeds. The hard timber was formerly used for making spindles.

Example sentences: "A lime tree there is already turning a beautiful bright yellow, and a large Himalayan spindle bush is taking on rich red and pink colouring."

Transitive verb


1. Impale (a piece of paper) on a metal spindle for temporary filing purposes.

Example sentences: "Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate"



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Spindle in Other Languages...

Spanish: Eje

German: Spindel

French: Broche

Italian: Mandrino

Turkish: Mil


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