spindling

adjective spin·dling \ ˈspin(d)-liŋ , -lən ; ˈspin-dᵊl-iŋ , -ən \

Definition of spindling

Examples of spindling in a Sentence

  1. a sickly, spindling child who spent most of his time indoors

First Known Use of spindling

1750


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