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Definition of 'spindle'


  1. (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. any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
       Synonyms: mandrel mandril arbor
  3. a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning

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