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Mike VI, who was 11 years old, was diagnosed in May of 2016 with spindle cell sarcoma, a malignant tumor derived from fibrous connective tissues of the bone.
The residue from the burning piles rises in a spindle of hazardous smoke, twists into the wind and, depending on the weather, sweeps toward the tens of thousands of residents in the surrounding towns.
Stage 2: Our eye movements stop and our brain waves become slower with occasional bursts of rapid waves called sleep spindles.
All of these variations on the strut do essentially the same thing: mechanically separate the steering and suspension functions while reducing spindle length and scrub radius (both dimensions are key factors of torque steer).
The quarter panels high on the sides of the car flare away from the center while the door panels pull inward; the spindle shape appears again in the rear fascia.
A stained glass window borders the double front doors and staircases sport wooden spindle balusters.
On a recent afternoon, a Goodyear technician lays black composite strips on a turning spindle, building a NASCAR tire.
Her class also helped construct a Martian community using styrofoam, old CDs, egg cartons, water bottles and yarn spindles.
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Origin and Etymology of spindle
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of spindle
spindlerplay \ˈspin(d)-lər, ˈspin-dᵊl-ər\ noun
First Known Use of spindle
SPINDLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spindle for English Language Learners
: a thin rod or stick with pointed ends that is used in making yarn
: the long, thin pin on a spinning wheel that is used to make thread
: something shaped like a long, thin rod; especially : a long, thin part of a machine which turns around something or around which something turns
SPINDLE Defined for Kids
Definition of spindle for Students
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