spindle
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
Examples:

"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
  spindly
  Spindel
  spend
  spinet
  Sapindales
  spendable
  spin_dryer
  spin_drier
  spondee
  spender
  spandex
  spin-dry
  spandrel
  spindrift
  spent
  spandril