Definition of spindle

1. A rod used for spinning and then winding natural fibres (especially wool), usually consisting of a shaft and a circular whorl positioned at either the upper or lower end of the shaft when suspended vertically from the forming thread.
2. A rod which turns, or on which something turns.
The spindle of a vane
3. A rotary axis of a machine tool or power tool.
4. A worldwide tree of the genus Euonymus, originally used for making the spindles used for spinning wool.
5. An upright spike for holding paper documents by skewering.
6. The fusee of a watch.
7. A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle.
8. A yarn measure containing, in cotton yarn, 15,120 yards; in linen yarn, 14,400 yards.
9. A solid generated by the revolution of a curved line about its base or double ordinate or chord.
10. Any marine univalve shell of the genus Rostellaria; a spindle stromb.
11. Any marine gastropod of the genus Fusus.
12. To make into a long tapered shape.
13. To impale on a device for holding paper documents.
Do not fold, spindle or mutilate this document.
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Example Sentences

A few spindles and arms managed to hold together, jerking madly as they spun away from the whirling, slowing confusion.
Несколько валов и рычагов, безумно дергаясь, отлетели от замедляющей ход груды железа.
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Align the gear on the spindle, then press the spring.
Наденьте шестерёнку на ось, а потом нажмите на пружину.
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Along with this, the factory continued to expand its production capacities, upgrade equipment and technological processes. New double-spindle machines F-3 for continuous gun parts milling were designed and manufactured.
На заводе продолжается расширение производственной базы, совершенствование оборудования и технологических процессов, создаются и внедряются новые двухшпиндельные станки Ф-З для непрерывного фрезерования моноблоков и других узлов пушек.
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And the weak will walk away, but the strong, the strong will deal with the son of Candace Spindle, this godless heir to a murderess mother. and a festering sore of heresy.
Пусть слабый пройдёт мимо, а сильный, сильный встретиться лицом к лицу с сыном Кэндес Спиндл, безбожным наследником матери-убийцы... и гнойным источником ереси.
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At power on, the Winchester processor carries out electronics testing, and then produces a command of spindle motor switching on.
При включении питания процессор винчестера выполняет тестирование электроники, после чего выдает команду включения шпиндельного двигателя.
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From piercing her hand with a spindle made of yew.
Она уколет руку веретеном, сделанным из тиса
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He reached out and set the trim weights on a spindle at the central axis of the ship.
- Роджер протянул руку и прикрепил бирку к стойке в центре отсека.
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Look around on the floor and get the spindle so we can get out of here!
Поищи на полу шпиндель, чтобы мы смогли выйти отсюда!
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Most laptops are two-spindle systems.
Большинство портативных компьютеров попадают в категорию двухшпиндельных систем.
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Rose, don't touch anything!/Touch the spindle./Touch it, I say!
Розочка, ничего не трогай! Прикоснись к веретену!
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