mandrel
also mandril noun Etymology: Medieval Latin maundrellus, probably ultimately from Old Occitan mandre kingpin Date: 1554 1. a. a usually tapered or cylindrical axle, spindle, or arbor inserted into a hole in a piece of work to support it during machining b. a metal bar that serves as a core around which material (as metal) may be cast, molded, forged, bent, or otherwise shaped 2. the shaft and bearings on which a tool (as a circular saw) is mounted

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  • Mandrel — Man drel, n. [F. mandrin, prob. through (assumed) LL. mamphurinum, fr. L. mamphur a bow drill.] (Mach.) (a) A bar of metal inserted in the work to shape it, or to hold it, as in a lathe, during the process of manufacture; an arbor. (b) The live… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mandrel — Mandrel. См. Оправка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • mandrel — miner s pick, 1510s, of unknown origin; perhaps borrowed from Fr. mandrin, itself of unknown origin. Also applied from 17c. to parts of a lathe or a circular saw …   Etymology dictionary

  • mandrel — ► NOUN 1) a shaft or spindle in a lathe to which work is fixed while being turned. 2) a cylindrical rod round which metal or other material is forged or shaped. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • mandrel — or mandril [man′drəl] n. [earlier manderil; prob. < Fr mandrin < Prov mandre, spindle, winch, beam (of a balance) < L mamphur, a bow drill < IE base * menth , to twirl > ON mọndull, handle of a quern] 1. a metal spindle or bar,… …   English World dictionary

  • Mandrel — For other uses, see Mandrel (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Mandrill (the primate species). Old shop made mandrel for turning hollow objects on an engine lathe …   Wikipedia

  • mandrel — /man dreuhl/, n. Mach. 1. a shaft or bar the end of which is inserted into a workpiece to hold it during machining. 2. a spindle on which a circular saw or grinding wheel rotates. 3. the driving spindle in the headstock of a lathe. Also, mandril …   Universalium

  • mandrel — mandril mandril n. any of various shafts that rotate or serve as axes for larger rotating parts. [Written also {manderil} and {mandrel}.] Syn: spindle, mandrel, arbor. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mandrel — noun /ˈmæn.drəl/ a) An object used to shape material being worked. This socket forms the starting point of the piercing operation, enabling the mandrel to center itself on the work. b) A tool component that grips or clamps materials to be… …   Wiktionary

  • Mandrel — Оправка; Шпиндель …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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