spindle

  • 1 Spindle — may refer to:In technology*See also: Axle *A spindle is part of an automobile suspension system. It carries the hub for the wheel and attaches to the upper and lower control arms. *A spindle is part of a bicycle pedal. It carries the pedal body,… …

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  • 2 Spindle — Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when twisted, it is …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

  • 4 Spindle — Spin dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Spindled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spindling}.] To shoot or grow into a long, slender stalk or body; to become disproportionately tall and slender. [1913 Webster] It has begun to spindle into overintellectuality. Lowell.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 spindle — spindle. См. веретено [деления]. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 6 Spindle — Spindle. См. Шпиндель. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 7 Spindle — (spr. ßpindl), engl. Großmaß für Baumwollengarn = 18 Hanks zu 7 Skeins oder 13,825,5 m; für Leinen und Hanfgarn 4 Hasps zu 6 Hears von 2 Cuts = 13,166,5 m, früher in Schottland = 38 und in Irland = 48 Leas zu 300 Yards …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 spindle — O.E. spinel, prop. an instrument for spinning, from stem of spinnan (see SPIN (Cf. spin)), with intrusive d . Related to O.S. spinnila, O.Fris. spindel, O.H.G. spinnila, Ger. Spindel. As a type of something slender, it is attested from 1570s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 spindle — (izg. spìndl) m DEFINICIJA tehn. dio stroja koji preuzima i dalje prenosi zakretni moment, tj. snagu; pogonska osovina, vreteno, vratilo ETIMOLOGIJA engl …

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  • 10 spindle — ► NOUN 1) a slender rounded rod with tapered ends, used in hand spinning to twist and wind fibres from a mass of wool, flax, etc. held on a distaff. 2) a rod or pin serving as an axis that revolves or on which something revolves. 3) a turned… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 spindle — n. & v. n. 1 a a pin in a spinning wheel used for twisting and winding the thread. b a small bar with tapered ends used for the same purpose in hand spinning. c a pin bearing the bobbin of a spinning machine. 2 a pin or axis that revolves or on… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 spindle — /ˈspɪndl / (say spindl) noun 1. a rounded rod, usually of wood, tapering towards each end, used in spinning by hand to twist into thread the fibres drawn from the mass on the distaff, and to wind the thread on as it is spun. 2. the rod on a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 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

  • 15 spindle — spin•dle [[t]ˈspɪn dl[/t]] n. v. dled, dling 1) tex a rounded rod, usu. 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 wound as it is spun 2) …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 spindle — [[t]spɪ̱nd(ə)l[/t]] spindles 1) N COUNT A spindle is a rod in a machine, around which another part of the machine turns. 2) N COUNT A spindle is a pointed rod which you use when you are spinning wool by hand. You twist the wool with the spindle… …

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  • 17 spindle —    a traditional measure of length used for yarn. The length varied with the material; a spindle of cotton yarn, for example, was 15 120 yards (13.826 km), and a spindle of jute was 14 400 yards (13.167 km). The cotton spindle was also equal to… …

    Dictionary of units of measurement

  • 18 spindle — [1] The machined shaft upon which the inside races of the front wheel bearings rest. The spindle is an integral part of the steering knuckle. Also see steering spindle. [2] Another term for an axle, such as a pedal axle or a bottom bracket axle.… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 19 spindle — dan leno spindle (a steel spindle through a dan leno bobbin, q.v. Also called axle) …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 20 spindle — In anatomy and pathology, any fusiform cell or structure. [A.S.] aortic s. a fusiform dilation of the aorta immediately beyond the isthmus. SYN: His s.. central s. a central group of microtubules (continuous fib …

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