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spindle

[ spin-dl ]SEE DEFINITION OF spindle
  • nounshaft
  • nounpivot

Synonyms for spindle

  • arbor
  • axis
  • axle
  • lance
  • pivot
  • pole
  • rod
  • stem
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Fusus means a spindle; so called from the spindle-shaped stem.

From these ends is extended the spindle of Necessity, on which all the revolutions turn.

This is pierced by the spindle, which is driven home through the centre of the eighth.

Above the spindle we began to see sailfish jumping everywhere.

It is much easier to turn the latch of a door with the knob than with the spindle when the knob is off.

Here for the first time is seen the combination of spindle, flyer and bobbin.

And so comes now a contrivance for holding the spindle in this position.

She paused as she joined a long tress of wool at the spindle.

He loosened the string a bit and twisted it once about his spindle.

These bars strengthened the axletree and resisted wear at the spindle.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English spinel, properly "an instrument for spinning," from stem of spinnan (see spin (v.)), with intrusive -d-. Related to Old Saxon spinnila, Old Frisian spindel, Old High German spinnila, German Spindel. As a type of something slender, it is attested from 1570s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SPINDLE

axes

nounpoint around which something revolves
  • arbor
  • axle
  • hinge
  • pivot
  • pole
  • shaft
  • spindle
  • stalk
  • stem
  • support
  • turning point

bobbin

nounspool
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