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mandrel

or man·dril

[ man-druhl ]
/ ˈmæn drəl /
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noun Machinery.

a shaft or bar the end of which is inserted into a workpiece to hold it during machining.
a spindle on which a circular saw or grinding wheel rotates.
the driving spindle in the headstock of a lathe.

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Origin of mandrel

1510–20; perhaps akin to French mandrin
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British Dictionary definitions for mandrel

mandrel

mandril

/ (ˈmændrəl) /

noun

a spindle on which a workpiece is supported during machining operations
a shaft or arbor on which a machining tool is mounted
the driving spindle in the headstock of a lathe
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Word Origin for mandrel

C16: perhaps related to French mandrin lathe
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Medical definitions for mandrel

mandrel

n.

A shaft on which a working tool is mounted, as in a dental drill.
mandrin
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