- [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"
- [noun] any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
Synonyms: mandrel, mandril, arbor
- [noun] a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning
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