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spindleshanks

[ spin-dl-shangks ]
/ ˈspɪn dlˌʃæŋks /
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noun, plural spin·dle·shanks.(used with a singular or plural verb)
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Origin of spindleshanks

First recorded in 1560–70; spindle + shank + -s3

OTHER WORDS FROM spindleshanks

spin·dle-shanked [spin-dl-shangkt], /ˈspɪn dlˌʃæŋkt/, adjective
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