Meaning of mandrel

man•drel

Pronunciation: (man'drul), [key]
— n. Mach.
  1. a shaft or bar the end of which is inserted into a workpiece to hold it during machining.
  2. a spindle on which a circular saw or grinding wheel rotates.
  3. the driving spindle in the headstock of a lathe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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