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meanings of spindle


  1. The fusee of a watch.
  2. A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle.
  3. A cytoskeletal structure formed during mitosis.
  4. Any marine gastropod with a spindle-shaped shell formerly in one of the three invalid genera called Fusus.
  5. A dragonfly, calque of Swedish slända (dragonfly/spindle), introduced by New Sweden settlers.
  6. Certain of the species of the genus Euonymus, originally used for making the spindles used for spinning wool.
  7. An upright spike for holding paper documents by skewering.
  8. A solid generated by the revolution of a curved line about its base or double ordinate or chord.
  9. Any marine univalve shell of the genus Tibia; a spindle stromb.
  10. A rod used for spinning and then winding natural fibres (especially wool), usually consisting of a shaft and a circular whorl positioned at either the upper or lower end of the shaft when suspended vertically from the forming thread.
  11. A rod which turns, or on which something turns.
  12. A rotary axis of a machine tool or power tool.
  13. A yarn measure containing, in cotton yarn, 15,120 yards; in linen yarn, 14,400 yards.


  1. To impale on a device for holding paper documents.
  2. To take on a long tapered shape.
  3. To make into a long tapered shape.

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