- The definition of a mandrel is a spindle, rod or shift on a lathe that something can be fixed to while being turned or being shaped.
An example of a mandrel is a rod that wood is fixed to while it is being turned.
- a metal spindle or bar, often tapered, inserted into a lathe center to support work while it is being machined or turned
- a metal rod or bar used as a core around which metal, wire, glass, etc. is cast, molded, forged, or shaped
Origin of mandrelearlier manderil; probably ; from French mandrin ; from ProvenÃ§al mandre, spindle, winch, beam (of a balance) ; from Classical Latin mamphur, a bow drill ; from Indo-European base an unverified form menth-, to twirl from source Old Norse mọndull, handle of a quern
- A spindle or an axle used to secure or support material being machined or milled.
- A metal rod or bar around which material, such as metal or glass, may be shaped.
- A shaft on which a working tool is mounted, as in a dental drill.
Origin of mandrelPossibly alteration of French mandrin, lathe, from Provençal mandre, axle, crank, from Old Provençal, beam of a balance, from Latin mamphur, bow-drill, perhaps from Oscan.
mandrel - Computer Definition
A rod or spindle around which material such as metal, wire, or glass is cast, molded, bent, shaped, or wrapped. See also mandrel wrapping.