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3 entries found for spindle.
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Main Entry: 1spinĚdle
Pronunciation: primarystressspin-dschwal
Function: noun
1 a : a slender round rod or stick with tapered ends by which thread or yarn is twisted in spinning by hand and on which it is wound b : a device consisting of a long spike fixed so that papers can be stuck on it for filing
2 : something shaped like a spindle: as a : a network of fibers along which the chromosomes are distributed during cell division b : MUSCLE SPINDLE
3 : something (as an axle or shaft) shaped or turned like a spindle or on which something turns
[spindle illustration]

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