- 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.
Origin of mandrel
Related Words for mandrelgudgeon, shaft, pin, support, rod, stem, pole, stalk, pivot, spindle, axis, mandrel, arbor, axle, rachis, baluster
Examples from the Web for mandrel
Historical Examples of mandrel
The next step would be to turn out a bore and fit a mandrel into it.Practical Mechanics for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
On the inner end of the mandrel put a block (F) of hard wood.Electricity for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
The discs are made by pouring lead round the screw-nose of the mandrel.
The disc is, of course, mounted on the mandrel, and the work on the slide-rest.
Claim—Constructing shells for firearms by forcing the metal into a mould around an internal shell supported on a mandrel.
- 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
- British a miner's pick
Word Origin for mandrel
"miner's pick," 1510s, of unknown origin; perhaps borrowed from French mandrin, itself of unknown origin. Also applied from 17c. to parts of a lathe or a circular saw.
- A shaft on which a working tool is mounted, as in a dental drill.