spindel

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spindel

  1. (obsolete) Certain of the species of the genus Euonymus, originally used for making the spindles used for spinning wool.
    • 1568, William Turner quoted by Richard Mabey in "Flora Britannica", London, 1996, p244.
      I haue sene this tree oft tymes in England and in moste plentye betwene Ware and Barkwaye, yet for al that I coulde neuer learne an Englishe name for it: the Duche men call it in Netherlande Spilboome that is Spindel tree, because they vse to make Spindels of it in that countrey and me thinke it may be so wel named in English.
  2. (spinning, obsolete) The rod made from the above and used in the spinning of wool and other natural fibres.
    • 1568, William Turner quoted by Richard Mabey in "Flora Britannica", London, 1996, p244.
      I haue sene this tree oft tymes in England and in moste plentye betwene Ware and Barkwaye, yet for al that I coulde neuer learne an Englishe name for it: the Duche men call it in Netherlande Spilboome that is Spindel tree, because they vse to make Spindels of it in that countrey and me thinke it may be so wel named in English.

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spindel m (plural spindels, diminutive spindeltje n)

  1. a rod used for spinning and winding natural fibres; a spindle
  2. a central pillar around which a staircase spirals; a newel
  3. an upright bar for holding CDs or DVDs by skewering

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spindel

  1. Alternative form of spyndel

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish spinnil, related to the word spinna.

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spindel c

  1. a spider (arachnid)
  2. a spindle, the rotating part of a machine
  3. a link-following program on the World Wide Web

Declension[edit]

Declension of spindel 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative spindel spindeln spindlar spindlarna
Genitive spindels spindelns spindlars spindlarnas