When, however, this face plate is removed a nut d screws on in its stead, to protect the thread on the live spindle.
The live spindle of a lathe; the revolving arbor of a circular saw.
This machine consists of a head carrying a live spindle which drives the cutting tools, which latter are called cutters or mills.
The live spindle should be enlarged at the face plate end, and tapered at both ends, as indicated in the engraving.
The thrust against the live spindle is taken by an adjustable steel tail piece.
The live spindle is driven by a worm-wheel, provided around the circumference of the face plate.
The live spindle is made hollow so that the rod of metal, of which the work is to be made, may pass through that spindle.
The design should be such as to hold the axial line of its spindle true with the axial line of the live spindle.
The live spindle is of steel and is hollow, and its journals are ground.
The live spindle is of steel and will receive rods up to 1⁄2 inch in diameter.
Old English spinel, properly "an instrument for spinning," from stem of spinnan (see spin (v.)), with intrusive -d-. Related to Old Saxon spinnila, Old Frisian spindel, Old High German spinnila, German Spindel. As a type of something slender, it is attested from 1570s.
spindle spin·dle (spĭn'dl)
A fusiform structure, usually composed of microtubules.
A network of protein fibers that forms in the cytoplasm of a cell during cell division. The spindle grows forth from the centrosomes and attaches to the chromosomes after the latter have been duplicated, and the nuclear membrane dissolves. Once attached, the spindle fibers contract, pulling the duplicate chromosomes apart to opposite poles of the dividing cell. See more at meiosis, mitosis.