Recent Examples of spindle from the Web
Among exterior changes with last year's makeover were a new, larger version of the Lexus signature spindle grille.
While across the hall stands a highboy with spindle legs that give away its age - sometime in the early 1700s.
It is shaped like the love child of a conical junonia sea shell and the spindle-like fusilli pasta.
Cam Newton, the Panthers’ African-American quarterback, is the spindle on which the entire team is wound.
Like those of humans and rats, the dogs’ sleep spindles occur in short cycles in the 9-hertz to 16-hertz range; in humans and rats, these cycles are associated with memory consolidation.
In a move that almost seems like trolling at this point, Lexus has yet again tweaked its polarizing spindle grille, and this time there are lights—lots of lights.
This tranquil property, once owned by a wealthy family of German carpenters, now has their disused farm tools — rustic wooden troughs, spindles, brass scales — scattered around as décor.
Like those of humans and rats, the dogs’ sleep spindles occur in short cycles in the 9-hertz to 16-hertz range
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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
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