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Webster's Dictionary

Spindle

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(1):

(n.) The vertical rod on which the runner of a grinding mill turns.

(2):

(n.) A shaft or pipe on which a core of sand is formed.

(3):

(n.) Any marine gastropod of the genus Fusus.

(4):

(n.) A slender rod or pin on which anything turns; an axis; as, the spindle of a vane.

(5):

(n.) The fusee of a watch.

(6):

(n.) A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle.

(7):

(n.) A yarn measure containing, in cotton yarn, 15,120 yards; in linen yarn, 14,400 yards.

(8):

(n.) A solid generated by the revolution of a curved line about its base or double ordinate or chord.

(9):

(n.) Any marine univalve shell of the genus Rostellaria; - called also spindle stromb.

(10):

(n.) 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.

(11):

(v. i.) To shoot or grow into a long, slender stalk or body; to become disproportionately tall and slender.

(12):

(n.) 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.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Spindle'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/s/spindle.html. 1828.

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