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    spindle

    spindle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spindle

    Definition
    (noun) (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle
    Example Sentence
    • chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis
    Definition
    (noun) a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc. Definition
    (noun) any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
    Synonyms : arbor , mandrel , mandril
    Definition
    (noun) a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning Definition
    (noun) any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object
    Synonyms : spike
    Example Sentence
    • the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order
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