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Spindle


SPIN'DLE, adjective [See Spin.]

1. The pin used in spinning wheels for twisting the thread, and on which the thread when twisted, is wound.

2. A slender pointed rod or pin on which any thing turn; as the spindle of a vane.

3. The fusee of a watch.

4. A long slender stalk.

5. The lower end of a capstan, shod with iron; the pivot.

SPIN'DLE, verb intransitive To shoot or grow in a long slender stalk or body.