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man·drelor man·dril (măn′drəl)
1. A spindle or an axle used to secure or support material being machined or milled.
2. A metal rod or bar around which material, such as metal or glass, may be shaped.
3. A shaft on which a working tool is mounted, as in a dental drill.
[Possibly alteration of French mandrin, lathe, from Provençal mandre, axle, crank, from Old Provençal, beam of a balance, from Latin mamphur, bow-drill, perhaps from Oscan.]
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|Noun||1.||mandril - 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
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