Definition for spindling (2 of 2)
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 spindling
The young ogresses were tall and spindling creatures, as slim as young giraffes.The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book|Constance Cary Harrison
If the weak and spindling shoots are allowed to grow they will draw away the strength from the roots, to the injury of the crop.Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:|F. M. Hexamer
He had round, stooping shoulders, and long, spindling limbs.
They were so spindling and delicate that they were the death of themselves.The Young Mountaineers|Charles Egbert Craddock
He gulped hard two or three times, and his voice wasn't steady as he took me on his lap and felt of my spindling legs and arms.With the Indians in the Rockies|James Willard Schultz
British Dictionary definitions for spindling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for spindling (2 of 2)
Word Origin for spindle
Word Origin and History for spindling
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.