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Definition of SPINDLE
Pronunciation : SPINDLE

noun : SPINDLE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc. ;

  • 4. (

    ) a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning ;

  • 5. (

    ) any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order" ;

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