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spin·dle

 (spĭn′dl)
n.
1.
a. A rod or pin, tapered at one end and usually weighted at the other, on which fibers are spun by hand into thread and then wound.
b. A similar rod or pin used for spinning on a spinning wheel.
c. A pin or rod holding a bobbin or spool on which thread is wound on an automated spinning machine.
2. Any of various mechanical parts that revolve or serve as axes for larger revolving parts, as in a lock, axle, phonograph turntable, or lathe.
3. Any of various long thin stationary rods, as:
a. A spike on which papers may be impaled.
b. A baluster.
4. Biology A cytoplasmic network composed of microtubules along which the chromosomes are distributed during mitosis and meiosis.
5. Anatomy See muscle spindle.
6. Coastal New Jersey See dragonfly.
v. spin·dled, spin·dling, spin·dles
v.tr.
1. To furnish or equip with a spindle or spindles.
2. To impale or perforate on a spindle: Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate this card.
v.intr.
To grow into a thin, elongated, or weak form.

[Middle English spindel, alteration of Old English spinel; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

spindle

(ˈspɪndəl)
n
1. (Textiles) a rod or stick that has a notch in the top, used to draw out natural fibres for spinning into thread, and a long narrow body around which the thread is wound when spun
2. (Textiles) one of the thin rods or pins bearing bobbins upon which spun thread is wound in a spinning wheel or machine
3. (Mechanical Engineering) any of various parts in the form of a rod, esp a rotating rod that acts as an axle, mandrel, or arbor
4. (Building) a piece of wood that has been turned, such as a baluster or table leg
5. (Building) a small square metal shaft that passes through the lock of a door and to which the door knobs or handles are fixed
6. (Units) a measure of length of yarn equal to 18 hanks (15 120 yards) for cotton or 14 400 yards for linen
7. (Biology) biology a spindle-shaped structure formed by microtubules during mitosis or meiosis which draws the duplicated chromosomes apart as the cell divides
8. (Chemistry) a less common name for a hydrometer
9. (Nautical Terms) a tall pole with a marker at the top, fixed to an underwater obstruction as an aid to navigation
10. (Navigation) a tall pole with a marker at the top, fixed to an underwater obstruction as an aid to navigation
11. (Commerce) a device consisting of a sharp upright spike on a pedestal on which bills, order forms, etc, are impaled
12. (Plants) short for spindle tree
vb
13. (tr) to form into a spindle or equip with spindles
14. (Botany) (intr) rare (of a plant, stem, shoot, etc) to grow rapidly and become elongated and thin
[Old English spinel; related to spinnan to spin, Old Saxon spinnila spindle, Old High German spinnala]

spin•dle

(ˈspɪn dl)

n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. a rounded rod, usu. of wood, tapering toward each end, used in hand-spinning to twist into thread the fibers drawn from the mass on the distaff, and on which the thread is wound as it is spun.
2. the rod on a spinning wheel by which the thread is twisted and on which it is wound.
3. one of the rods of a spinning machine that bear the bobbins on which the spun thread is wound.
4. any shaft, rod, or pin that turns around or on which something turns, as an axle, arbor, or mandrel.
5. a vertical shaft that serves to center a phonograph record on a turntable.
6. a measure of yarn containing, for cotton, 15,120 yards (13,825 m) and for linen, 14,400 yards (13,267 m).
7. a spindle-shaped structure, composed of microtubules, that forms near the cell nucleus during mitosis or meiosis and, as it divides, draws the chromosomes to opposite poles of the cell.
8. a short, turned or circular ornament, as in a baluster or stair rail.
v.t.
9. to give the form of a spindle to.
10. to provide or equip with a spindle or spindles.
11. to impale (a card or paper) on a spindle, as for sorting purposes.
v.i.
12. to shoot up or grow into a long, slender stalk or stem, as a plant.
13. to grow tall and slender, often disproportionately so.
[before 900; Middle English spindel (n.), Old English spin(e)l, c. Old Saxon, Old High German spinnila; see spin, -le]
spin′dle•like`, adj.

spin·dle

(spĭn′dl)
A network of cell fibers that forms in the nucleus during cell division. Duplicate strands of chromosomes attach along the center of the spindle before separating and moving to opposite ends of the cell. See more at meiosis, mitosis.

spindle


Past participle: spindled
Gerund: spindling

Imperative
spindle
spindle
Present
I spindle
you spindle
he/she/it spindles
we spindle
you spindle
they spindle
Preterite
I spindled
you spindled
he/she/it spindled
we spindled
you spindled
they spindled
Present Continuous
I am spindling
you are spindling
he/she/it is spindling
we are spindling
you are spindling
they are spindling
Present Perfect
I have spindled
you have spindled
he/she/it has spindled
we have spindled
you have spindled
they have spindled
Past Continuous
I was spindling
you were spindling
he/she/it was spindling
we were spindling
you were spindling
they were spindling
Past Perfect
I had spindled
you had spindled
he/she/it had spindled
we had spindled
you had spindled
they had spindled
Future
I will spindle
you will spindle
he/she/it will spindle
we will spindle
you will spindle
they will spindle
Future Perfect
I will have spindled
you will have spindled
he/she/it will have spindled
we will have spindled
you will have spindled
they will have spindled
Future Continuous
I will be spindling
you will be spindling
he/she/it will be spindling
we will be spindling
you will be spindling
they will be spindling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spindling
you have been spindling
he/she/it has been spindling
we have been spindling
you have been spindling
they have been spindling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spindling
you will have been spindling
he/she/it will have been spindling
we will have been spindling
you will have been spindling
they will have been spindling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spindling
you had been spindling
he/she/it had been spindling
we had been spindling
you had been spindling
they had been spindling
Conditional
I would spindle
you would spindle
he/she/it would spindle
we would spindle
you would spindle
they would spindle
Past Conditional
I would have spindled
you would have spindled
he/she/it would have spindled
we would have spindled
you would have spindled
they would have spindled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spindle - (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell divisionspindle - (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"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
fiber, fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
2.spindle - a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.
piece - a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
3.spindle - any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating partsspindle - any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
drive - (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
rotating shaft, shaft - a revolving rod that transmits power or motion
4.spindle - a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning
spinning frame - spinning machine that draws, twists, and winds yarn
spinning wheel - a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot
stick - an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
5.spindle - any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"
holding device - a device for holding something

spindle

noun pivot, pin, rod, axle Magnetic fields pull and push the spindle of the motor.
Translations
مِغْزَل
osa
pind
akselipaperipiikkipiikkisorvarinpensastappi
snúîur, teinn
kaip šeivaverpstė
assvārpsta
spindel

spindle

[ˈspɪndl] N
1. (for spinning) → huso m
2. (Tech) → eje m

spindle

n (for spinning, Mech) → Spindel f

spindle

[ˈspɪndl] n (Tech) → perno, asse m; (for spinning) → fuso

spindle

(ˈspindl) noun
a thin pin on which something turns. I can't turn on the radio any more, because the spindle of the control knob has broken.
ˈspindly adjective
very long and thin.

spin·dle

n. huso.
1. estructura o célula en forma de rodillo;
2. forma que toman los cromosomas durante la mitosis y la meiosis.
References in classic literature ?
They were flimsy shelters, most of them poorly built of light wood, with spindle porch-posts horribly mutilated by the turning-lathe.
His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weather-cock perched upon his spindle neck to tell which way the wind blew.
Hither she had been led by two of her disguised ravishers, and on being thrust into the little cell, she found herself in the presence of an old sibyl, who kept murmuring to herself a Saxon rhyme, as if to beat time to the revolving dance which her spindle was performing upon the floor.
Pass your gray cloak out the window, and also your spindle and twine; and I will give you my green mantle and everything else down to my bow and arrows.
The Mark Boat's vertical spindle of light lies down to eastward, setting in the face of the following stars.
Then the twelfth of the friendly fairies, who had not yet given her gift, came forward, and said that the evil wish must be fulfilled, but that she could soften its mischief; so her gift was, that the king's daughter, when the spindle wounded her, should not really die, but should only fall asleep for a hundred years.
As the foreman of a spinning mill, when he has set the hands to work, goes round and notices here a spindle that has stopped or there one that creaks or makes more noise than it should, and hastens to check the machine or set it in proper motion, so Anna Pavlovna moved about her drawing room, approaching now a silent, now a too-noisy group, and by a word or slight rearrangement kept the conversational machine in steady, proper, and regular motion.
Of course it is no affair of ours," a spindle tree said after they had whispered together, "but you know quite well you ought not to be here, and perhaps our duty is to report you to the fairies; what do you think yourself?
Kaliko ran out as fast as his spindle legs could carry his fat, round body, and soon the Chief Counselor entered the cavern.
To their astonishment they beheld a small round table running as fast as its four spindle legs could carry it, and to the top was screwed fast a phonograph with a big gold horn.
Pursued by two very active young men armed with fire-hardened spears, tottering along with incredible swiftness on his two spindle legs, Kwaque had fallen exhausted at Daughtry's feet and looked up at him with the beseeching eyes of a deer fleeing from the hounds.
I shall be shut up with the tire-women else, and have a week of spindle and bodkin, when I would fain be galloping Troubadour up Wilverley Walk, or loosing little Roland at the Vinney Ridge herons.