mill spindle

noun

Definition of mill spindle

: a vertical shaft supporting the upper millstone of a grist mill

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History and Etymology for mill spindle

Middle English mylle spyndelle, from mylle, mille mill + spyndelle, spindel spindle

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“Mill spindle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mill%20spindle. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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