Origin of mandrel
Examples from the Web for mandrel
This is removed and allowed to set, thus giving a paper shell just fitting the mandrel.Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers|George J. Cox
On the inner end of the mandrel put a block (F) of hard wood.Electricity for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
The projecting ends of the mandrel are supported to allow the worm to lie quite clear.Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction|James Braidwood
This device consists of a mandrel carrying at one end the cutter and at the other end a large pulley.
Then he sawed gently, cutting the wire the whole length of the mandrel, each turn forming a link, which he soldered.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for mandrel
Word Origin for mandrel
Word Origin and History 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.