Definition of spindle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈspɪndl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪndl//
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  1. 1a long straight part that turns in a machine, or that another part of the machine turns around
  2. 2a thin pointed piece of wood used for spinning wool into thread by hand
  3. Word OriginOld English spinel, from the base of the verb spin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spindle