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Spindle vs. Spool

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  • Spindle (noun)

    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.

  • Spindle (noun)

    A rod which turns, or on which something turns.

    "the spindle of a vane"

  • Spindle (noun)

    A rotary axis of a machine tool or power tool.

  • Spindle (noun)

    Certain of the species of the genus Euonymus, originally used for making the spindles used for spinning wool.

  • Spindle (noun)

    An upright skewering.

  • Spindle (noun)

    The fusee of a watch.

  • Spindle (noun)

    A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle.

  • Spindle (noun)

    A yarn measure containing, in cotton yarn, 15,120 yards; in linen yarn, 14,400 yards.

  • Spindle (noun)

    A solid generated by the revolution of a curved line about its base or double ordinate or chord.

  • Spindle (noun)

    Any marine univalve shell of the genus genus; a spindle stromb.

  • Spindle (noun)

    Any marine gastropod with a spindle-shaped shell formerly in one of the three invalid genera called Fusus.

  • Spindle (noun)

    A cytoskeletal structure formed during mitosis

  • Spindle (noun)

    a dragonfly

  • Spindle (verb)

    To make into a long tapered shape.

  • Spindle (verb)

    To take on a long tapered shape.

  • Spindle (verb)

    To impale on a device for holding paper documents.

    "Do not fold, spindle or mutilate this document."

  • Spool (noun)

    A device around which thread, wire or cable is wound, especially a cylinder or spindle.

  • Spool (noun)

    A temporary storage area for electronic mail, etc.

  • Spool (noun)

    A small swimming pool that can be used also as a spa.

  • Spool (verb)

    To wind on a spool or spools.

  • Spool (verb)

    To send files to a device or a program (a spooler or a daemon that puts them in a queue for processing at a later time).

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Spindle (noun)

    The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when twisted, it is wound; also, the pin on which the bobbin is held in a spinning machine, or in the shuttle of a loom.

  • Spindle (noun)

    A slender rod or pin on which anything turns; an axis; as, the spindle of a vane.

  • Spindle (noun)

    The shaft, mandrel, or arbor, in a machine tool, as a lathe or drilling machine, etc., which causes the work to revolve, or carries a tool or center, etc.

  • Spindle (noun)

    The fusee of a watch.

  • Spindle (noun)

    The vertical rod on which the runner of a grinding mill turns.

  • Spindle (noun)

    A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle.

  • Spindle (noun)

    A shaft or pipe on which a core of sand is formed.

  • Spindle (noun)

    A yarn measure containing, in cotton yarn, 15,120 yards; in linen yarn, 14,400 yards.

  • Spindle (noun)

    A solid generated by the revolution of a curved line about its base or double ordinate or chord.

  • Spindle (noun)

    Any marine univalve shell of the genus Rostellaria; - called also spindle stromb.

  • Spindle (verb)

    To shoot or grow into a long, slender stalk or body; to become disproportionately tall and slender.

  • Spool (noun)

    A piece of cane or reed with a knot at each end, or a hollow cylinder of wood with a ridge at each end, used to wind thread or yarn upon.

  • Spool

    To wind on a spool or spools.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Spindle (noun)

    (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle;

    "chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis"

  • Spindle (noun)

    any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts

  • Spindle (noun)

    a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning

  • Spool (noun)

    a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound

  • Spool (verb)

    transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage

  • Spool (verb)

    wind onto a spool or a reel

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