Synonyms of spindle


1. spindle, fiber, fibre

usage: (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle; "chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis"

2. spindle, piece

usage: a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.

3. spindle, mandrel, mandril, arbor, rotating shaft, shaft

usage: any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts

4. spindle, stick

usage: a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning

5. spike, spindle, holding device

usage: any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"

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