spindleshanks

[spin-dl-shangks]
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noun, plural spin·dle·shanks. (used with a singular or plural verb)


Origin of spindleshanks

First recorded in 1560–70; spindle + shank + -s3
Related formsspin·dle-shanked [spin-dl-shangkt] /ˈspɪn dlˌʃæŋkt/, adjective
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