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spindle

spin·dle

spindle

 
pronunciation:
spIn dl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin notched rod with tapered ends, on which thread is twisted and wound as it is spun.
definition 2: a similarly shaped machine part that rotates or serves as an axis around which a larger part rotates.
definition 3: a similarly shaped axis in a cell along which the chromosomes are arranged during cell division.
definition 4: a pointed metal rod fixed upright on a base, used on office desks to impale notes, bills, and the like for convenient holding.
definition 5: a slender turned rod of wood, used esp. in furniture.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spindled, spindles, spindling
definition 1: to impale (papers, cards, or the like) on a desk spindle.
definition 2: to shape into a spindle.
definition 3: to furnish spindles for.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to grow long and slender; become spindly.
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