Definition for SPIN'DLE

SPIN'DLE, n. [from spin; Sax. and Dan. spindel.]

  1. The pin used in spinning wheels for twisting the thread and on which the thread when twisted is wound. – Bacon.
  2. A slender pointed rod or pin on which any thing turns; as, the spindle of a vane.
  3. The fusee of a watch.
  4. A long slender stalk. – Mortimer.
  5. The lower end of a capstan, shod with iron; the pivot. – Mar. Dict.

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