Spindles are the wooden frames that are used to make spinning wheels. They are also used to make other types of objects that need to be turned easily.

  • The spindles were damaged in the accident, so the wheel cannot be repaired.

  • The spindles need to be replaced, because they have been worn down over time.

Definition of spindles


any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object




any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts


arbor, mandrel, mandril


a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.


a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning


(biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle

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Example Sentences for spindles

  • 1

    The spindle usually moves in the z axis.

  • 2

    The bobbin is fixed on the spindle.

  • 3

    The ends of the kingpin are mounted to a spindle.

  • 4

    The distaff and spindle are symbols of womanly labour.

  • 5

    The hub is used to attach the disk to the spindle.

  • 6

    The lead screw or the nut is attached to the spindle.

  • 7

    The boss is located on the spindle side closest to the latch.

  • 8

    The revolution of the spindles cease, the drawing rollers stop.

  • 9

    Gamma motoneurons regulate the sensitivity of the spindle to muscle stretching.

  • 10

    The lower end of the spindle extends into a reservoir of fluid lubricant.