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Definition 1: a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning - [noun denoting artifact]

(spindle is a kind of ...) an implement consisting of a length of wood

"he collected dry sticks for a campfire" "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"

(... is part of spindle) spinning machine that draws, twists, and winds yarn

(... is part of spindle) a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot

Definition 2: any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for spindle in the sense of this definition

(spindle is a kind of ...) a revolving rod that transmits power or motion

(... is part of spindle) (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium

Definition 3: a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc. - [noun denoting artifact]

(spindle is a kind of ...) a separate part of a whole

"an important piece of the evidence"

(spindle is made of the substance ...) the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

Definition 4: any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where spindle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order

Synonyms for spindle in the sense of this definition

(spindle is a kind of ...) a device for holding something

Definition 5: (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle - [noun denoting body]

Samples where spindle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis

(spindle is a kind of ...) a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

(spindle belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

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