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noun 
  1. a spindle, the rod used for spinning and then winding natural fibres, especially wool.
  2. the part of a spinning wheel from which thread is drawn to be spun
  3. anything traditionally done by or considered of importance to women only
  4. women considered as a group
adjective 
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of women
  2. referring to the maternal side of a family
Etymology: From distaf < distíf < dis- cognate with Middle Low German dise "bunch of flax" + stíf "staff".


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