spindle file
noun see spindle I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spindle file — a device for holding bills, memos, etc., having a projecting metal spike or hooked object on which to stick papers. Also called spindle. * * * …   Universalium

  • spindle file — noun : a device with a projecting spike, nail, or hook on which to stick papers * * * a device for holding bills, memos, etc., having a projecting metal spike or hooked object on which to stick papers. Also called spindle …   Useful english dictionary

  • spindle — [spin′dəl] n. [ME (with intrusive d ) < OE spinel < spinnan, to SPIN] 1. a slender rod or pin used in spinning; specif., a) in hand spinning, a rounded rod, usually wooden, tapering toward each end, for twisting into thread the fibers… …   English World dictionary

  • spindle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English spindel, from Old English spinel; akin to Old English spinnan to spin Date: 12th century 1. a. a round stick with tapered ends used to form and twist the yarn in hand spinning b. the long slender pin by which the …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spindle — spindlelike, adj. /spin dl/, n., adj., v., spindled, spindling. n. 1. a rounded rod, usually 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… …   Universalium

  • Spindle (sculpture) — Infobox Sculpture title = Spindle artist = Dustin Shuler year = 1989 type = Assemblage height = 1500 inch = 600 city = Berwyn, Illinois museum = Cermak Plaza Spindle was a sculpture created in 1989 by artist Dustin Shuler. It consisted of a 50… …   Wikipedia

  • spindled — adjective Etymology: from past participle of spindle (II) 1. : long and slender like the stalk of a plant 2. : equipped or made with spindles a chair with spindled back 3. : spiked on a spindle file …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dicing saw — File:Dicing blade.jpg Two dicing blades inside their cases A dicing saw is a kind of saw which employs a high speed spindle fitted with an extremely thin diamond blade or diamond wire to dice, cut, or groove semiconductor wafers, silicon, glass,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hard disk drive — Hard drive redirects here. For other uses, see Hard drive (disambiguation). Hard disk drive Mechanical interior of a modern hard disk drive Date invented 24 December 1954 [1] …   Wikipedia

  • Lathe — A lathe (pronEng|ˈleɪð) is a machine tool which spins a block of material to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, or deformation with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object which has… …   Wikipedia

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