verb (used with object), spin·dled, spin·dling.
verb (used without object), spin·dled, spin·dling.
Origin of spindle
Regional variation note
Related Words for spindlelance, rod, stem, pole, axle, pivot, axis, arbor, shaft, pin, stalk, rachis, mandrel, baluster
Examples from the Web for spindle
Contemporary Examples of spindle
Along the way, a succession of other rapacious characters flock to the Spindle Gallery.The Art World's Devil Wears Prada
May 13, 2010
Historical Examples of spindle
Fusus means a spindle; so called from the spindle-shaped stem.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
From these ends is extended the spindle of Necessity, on which all the revolutions turn.
This is pierced by the spindle, which is driven home through the centre of the eighth.
Above the spindle we began to see sailfish jumping everywhere.Tales of Fishes
It is much easier to turn the latch of a door with the knob than with the spindle when the knob is off.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
Word Origin for spindle
Old English spinel, properly "an instrument for spinning," from stem of spinnan (see spin (v.)), with intrusive -d-. Related to Old Saxon spinnila, Old Frisian spindel, Old High German spinnila, German Spindel. As a type of something slender, it is attested from 1570s.