a leafy, shady recess formed by tree branches, shrubs, etc.
a latticework bower intertwined with climbing vines and flowers.
Obsolete. a grass plot; lawn; garden; orchard.
- Also especially British, ar·bour .
Other definitions for arbor (2 of 3)
a bar, shaft, or axis that holds, turns, or supports a rotating cutting tool or grinding wheel, often having a tapered shank fitting tightly into the spindle of a machine tool.: Compare mandrel.
a beam, shaft, axle, or spindle.
Metallurgy. a reinforcing member of a core or mold.
Other definitions for arbor (3 of 3)
- ar·bo·resque, adjective
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How to use arbor in a sentence
arbor House wants to buy the next two Leonard novels for $3 million.
arbor House, which is where he wanted to go anyway, buys the ten-year-old book for more than $300,000.
arbor House is paying Leonard $3 million for Freaky Deaky, the one in the typewriter now, and the one after it.
The 21-year-old, who studied at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in Ann arbor, Michigan, had suffered an epileptic seizure.JP Morgan Executive Falls to his Death from JP Morgan Building, in What May Have Been Suicide | Nico Hines | January 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 2013, Erhardt studied at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in Ann arbor, Michigan.Did Bank of America Merrill Lynch Intern Moritz Erhardt Die of Stress? | Tom Sykes | November 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The outer end of the mainspring is attached to the rim of the barrel, and the inner end to the barrel arbor.
On the circumference of the barrel are gear teeth, and those teeth engage corresponding teeth on the arbor of the center.
These arbor teeth are in all cases called, not “wheels” but “pinions,” and in watch trains the wheels always drive the pinions.
When that wheel turns to the right, as it must, it will force back the arm of the pallet which swings on its arbor.
The studio had disappeared under the verdant arbor, while a wonderful spangled tree rose like a fairy dream, in one corner.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for arbor (1 of 2)
the US spelling of arbour
British Dictionary definitions for arbor (2 of 2)
a rotating shaft in a machine or power tool on which a milling cutter or grinding wheel is fitted
a rotating shaft or mandrel on which a workpiece is fitted for machining
metallurgy a part, piece, or structure used to reinforce the core of a mould
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