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 Provençal 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 m?ndull, 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.