The definition of a spindle is a thin rod used for spinning, or a yarn measurement.(noun)
See spindle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME (with intrusive -d-) < OE spinel < spinnan, to spin
See spindle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English spindel
Origin: , alteration of Old English spinel; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
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