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spindle

 
Noun spindle has 3 senses
  1. spindle - (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"
    --1 is a kind of
    fiber, fibre
  2. spindle, mandrel, mandril, arbor - any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
    --2 is a kind of rotating shaft, shaft
    --2 is a part of drive
  3. spindle - a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning
    --3 is a kind of
    stick
    --3 is a part of spinning wheel; spinning frame
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