Definition Of spindle

noun

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

do not fold, spindle, or mutilate


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Example Of spindle

  • A compact vertical machining center with a spindle that revolves at 12,000 rpm, a spiral chip conveyor, and a machine-bed flush mechanism will be displayed at the company stand.

  • A critical step in the cell cycle is the proper attachment of chromosomes to the mitotic spindle during metaphase.

  • A gossamer thread issues from her enormous abdomen at a steady clip, wound by a motor onto a revolving spindle .

  • Attention must also be made to the reels bearings in which the spindle of the spool is housed.

  • By teasing the fibre out and twirling the spindle quickly the yarn is twisted together producing a thread.


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