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Definition of Spindle tree

Spindle tree
Spindle Spin"dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See Spin.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when twisted, it is wound; also, the pin on which the bobbin is held in a spinning machine, or in the shuttle of a loom. 2. A slender rod or pin on which anything turns; an axis; as, the spindle of a vane. Specifically: (a) (Mach.) The shaft, mandrel, or arbor, in a machine tool, as a lathe or drilling machine, etc., which causes the work to revolve, or carries a tool or center, etc. (b) (Mach.) The vertical rod on which the runner of a grinding mill turns. (c) (Founding) A shaft or pipe on which a core of sand is formed. 3. The fusee of a watch. 4. A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle. 5. A yarn measure containing, in cotton yarn, 15,120 yards; in linen yarn, 14,400 yards. 6. (Geom.) A solid generated by the revolution of a curved line about its base or double ordinate or chord. 7. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any marine univalve shell of the genus Rostellaria; -- called also spindle stromb. (b) Any marine gastropod of the genus Fusus. Dead spindle (Mach.), a spindle in a machine tool that does not revolve; the spindle of the tailstock of a lathe. Live spindle (Mach.), the revolving spindle of a machine tool; the spindle of the headstock of a turning lathe. Spindle shell. (Zo["o]l.) See Spindle, 7. above. Spindle side, the female side in descent; in the female line; opposed to spear side. --Ld. Lytton. [R.] ``King Lycaon, grandson, by the spindle side, of Oceanus.' --Lowell. Spindle tree (Bot.), any shrub or tree of the genus Eunymus. The wood of E. Europ[ae]us was used for spindles and skewers. See Prickwood.
spindle tree
Prickwood Prick"wood`, n. (Bot.) A shrub (Euonymus Europ[ae]us); -- so named from the use of its wood for goads, skewers, and shoe pegs. Called also spindle tree.

Meaning of Spindle tree from wikipedia

- and between different English-speaking countries, but include spindle (or spindle tree), burning-bush, strawberry-bush, wahoo, wintercreeper, or simply...
- of various taxa through time. However, a spindle diagram is not an evolutionary tree: the taxonomic spindles obscure the actual relationships of the parent...
- Spindle may refer to: Spindle (textiles), a straight spike to spin fibers into yarn Spindle (tool), a rotating axis of a machine tool Spindle apparatus...
- and can mean: 真弓 or 眞弓, "truth, bow" or "spindle tree", also used a male given name and surname 檀, "spindle tree" 雅弓, "elegant, bow" 真由美 or 眞由美, "truth...
- also known as the fringed spindle tree, is a plant from the genus Euonymus. This tree comes from the Himalayas. This tree can grow up to 10 metres (33 ft)...
- of yosegi. Both the spindle tree (Euonymus spp.) and Ilex macropoda are used for the colour white; aged wood from the Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum ****oni****)...
- to China. It is one of several species within Euonymus called spindle or spindle tree. A substantial deciduous shrub growing to 2–4 m (6.6–13.1 ft) tall...
- Euonymus europaeus, the spindle, European spindle, or common spindle, is a species of flowering plant in the family Celastraceae, native to much of Europe...
- Euonymus alatus, known variously as winged spindle, winged euonymus, or burning bush, is a species of flowering plant in the family Celastraceae, native...
- A spindle is a straight spike usually made from wood used for spinning, twisting fibers such as wool, flax, hemp, cotton into yarn. It is often weighted...
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