Complete Definition of "spindle"

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English
Etymology
OE. spinel

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪndÉl|-ɪndÉl

Noun
en-noun

  1. (spinning) a distaff, the rod used for spinning and then winding natural fibres, especially wool.
  2. a rod which turns, or on which something turns.
  3. a worldwide tree of the genus Euonymus, originally used for making the spindles used for spinning wool.
  4. an upright spike for holding paper documents by skewering.

Translations
trans-top|rod for winding thread
Finnish: värttinä
trans-mid
French: fuseau
Slovak vreteno n
trans-bottom

trans-top|rod which turns, or on which something turns round
Finnish: tappi
Hebrew: he-translation|סר×|seren
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb|spindl|ing

#To make into a long tapered shape.
#To impale on a device for holding paper documents.
#:Do not fold, spindle or mutilate this document.

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