1. spindle - 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"
2. spindle - noun
· a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.
3. spindle - noun
· any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
4. spindle - noun
· a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning
5. spindle - noun
· any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"
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