verb (used with object), spin·dled, spin·dling.
verb (used without object), spin·dled, spin·dling.
Origin of spindle
Regional variation note
Examples from the Web for spindle
Along the way, a succession of other rapacious characters flock to the Spindle Gallery.
In spinning, the simplest form of the spindle—a slender stick thrust through the center of a round wooden disk—is used.Navajo weavers|Washington Matthews
To whirl the spindle, a cross stick, d, is tied to the large end.
The true diameter is then calipered the same as in spindle work.A Course In Wood Turning|Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
A distance washer W is placed between the end of the spindle S and the fork-end F.
For this one it is necessary to have a weight wheel attached to the lower part of the spindle.The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft|Dan Beard
British Dictionary definitions for spindle
Word Origin for spindle
Word Origin and History 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.