verb (used with object), spin·dled, spin·dling.
verb (used without object), spin·dled, spin·dling.
- spinal root,
- spinal tap,
- spinal vein,
- spindle cell,
- spindle cell carcinoma,
- spindle cell lipoma,
- spindle fiber,
- spindle file
Origin of spindle
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Examples from the Web for spindled
The chair legs were spindled out as long as stilts, and the boy set perched atop of them, like a cloud, in the corner of the roof.The Merry Men|Robert Louis Stevenson
And finally there was a conjugal kiss on the spindled porch.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
Here and there, it seemed, a humped or spindled form held against all comers its passive place.The Return|Walter de la Mare
It spindled away into nothing, as a streak of dust would which has been blown across an empty room.A Desert Drama|A. Conan Doyle
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.