|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|