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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How to use mandrel in a sentence
"He's going to drink it," screamed the Mandril; "battery will fire a salvo;" and he seized two oranges from the sideboard.
The shape of the bore is given by hammering the cylinder upon a steel mandril, in a groove of the anvil.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
A child is employed to make them red-hot, and to lay them on a mandril nicely fitted to their size.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
Before their eyes he made pipe—spirally wound around a mandril and line-welded to solidity.The Pirates of Ersatz | Murray Leinster
"I'm glad for your sake, dear Mandril, that you have fallen in with our views," said Slip.
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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