1. [ noun ] any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
Synonyms: mandril arbor mandrel
Related terms: rotating_shaft drive
2. [ noun ] (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"

Related terms: fiber biology
3. [ noun ] a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning
Related terms: stick spinning_wheel spinning_frame
Similar spelling:   Spindler