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Spindle vs. Spool

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Spindlenoun

(spinning) 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.

Spoolnoun

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

Spindlenoun

A rod which turns, or on which something turns.

‘the spindle of a vane’;

Spoolnoun

(computing) A temporary storage area for electronic mail, etc.

Spindlenoun

A rotary axis of a machine tool or power tool.

Spoolnoun

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

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Spindlenoun

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

Spoolverb

To wind on a spool or spools.

Spindlenoun

An upright spike for holding paper documents by skewering.

Spoolverb

(computing) 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).

Spindlenoun

The fusee of a watch.

Spoolnoun

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.

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Spindlenoun

A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle.

Spoolverb

To wind on a spool or spools.

Spindlenoun

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

Spoolnoun

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

Spindlenoun

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

Spoolverb

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

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Spindlenoun

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

Spoolverb

wind onto a spool or a reel

Spindlenoun

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

Spindlenoun

(biology) A cytoskeletal structure formed during mitosis

Spindlenoun

(coastal New Jersey) a dragonfly

Spindleverb

(transitive) To make into a long tapered shape.

Spindleverb

(intransitive) To take on a long tapered shape.

Spindleverb

(transitive) To impale on a device for holding paper documents.

‘Do not fold, spindle or mutilate this document.’;

Spindlenoun

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.

Spindlenoun

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

Spindlenoun

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.

Spindlenoun

The fusee of a watch.

Spindlenoun

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

Spindlenoun

A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle.

Spindlenoun

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

Spindlenoun

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

Spindlenoun

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

Spindlenoun

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

Spindleverb

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

‘It has begun to spindle into overintellectuality.’;

Spindlenoun

(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’;

Spindlenoun

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

Spindlenoun

a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning

Spindlenoun

a slender rounded rod with tapered ends used in hand spinning to twist and wind thread from a mass of wool or flax held on a distaff.

Spindlenoun

a pin or rod used on a spinning wheel to twist and wind the thread.

Spindlenoun

a pin bearing the bobbin of a spinning machine.

Spindlenoun

a measure of length for yarn, equal to 15,120 yards (13,826 metres) for cotton or 14,400 yards (13,167 metres) for linen.

Spindlenoun

a turned piece of wood used as a banister or chair leg.

Spindlenoun

a pointed metal rod on a base, used for filing paper items.

Spindlenoun

a rod or pin serving as an axis that revolves or on which something revolves.

Spindlenoun

the vertical rod at the centre of a record turntable which keeps the record in place during play.

Spindlenoun

a slender mass of microtubules formed when a cell divides. At metaphase the chromosomes become attached to it by their centromeres before being pulled towards its ends.

Spindlenoun

a Eurasian shrub or small tree with slender toothed leaves and pink capsules containing bright orange seeds. Its hard timber was formerly used for making spindles.

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