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Definition of spindle:

  1. Among gardeners, to put forth a long and slender stalk.
  2. The pin or thin rod, formerly used in spinning, for twisting the fibres drawn from the distaff; any axis of revolution, as the axis of a wheel, of a capstan, & c.; anything long and slender; a yarn- measure.

Synonyms:

bearing, capitulum, ear, arbour, pergola, cam, ancillary, distaff, stiletto heel, ball bearing, cane, bucket, chamber, camshaft, interlace, spike, mandrel, basketry, arbor, loom, button, spinning wheel, carriage, spinner, spike heel, spin, belt, bower, mandril, shuttle.

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