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Etymology

Old English spinel

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
spindle

Plural
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  1. (spinning) the rod used for spinning and then winding natural fibres (especially wool), usually consisting of a shaft and a circular whorl positioned at either the upper or lower end of the shaft when suspended vertically from the forming thread.
  2. a rod which turns, or on which something turns.
  3. a worldwide tree of the genus Euonymus, originally used for making the spindles used for spinning wool.
  4. an upright spike for holding paper documents by skewering.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to spindle

Third person singular
spindl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to spindle (third-person singular simple present spindl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make into a long tapered shape.
  2. To impale on a device for holding paper documents.
    Do not fold, spindle or mutilate this document.

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