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Spindle may refer to:

Textiles and manufacturing

  • Spindle (textiles), a straight spike to spin fibers into yarn
  • Spindle (tool), a rotating axis of a machine tool


  • Common spindle and other species of shrubs and trees in genus Euonymus whose hard wood was used to make spindles
  • Spindle apparatus or mitotic spindle, a cellular structure in cell biology
  • Muscle spindle, stretch receptors within the body of a muscle
  • Spindle neuron, a specific class of neuron
  • Sleep spindle, bursts of neural oscillatory activity during sleep
  • Spindle transfer, an in vitro fertilization the technique


  • Spindle (hard disk drive), the axis of a hard disk drive
  • Spindle (disc packaging), a plastic case for bulk optical disks


  • Spindle (automobile), a part of a car's suspension system
  • Spindle (vehicle), an autonomous ice-penetrating vehicle

Other uses

  • Spindle (furniture), cylindrically symmetric shaft, usually made of wood
  • Spindle (sculpture), a 1989 sculpture by Dustin Shuler made from cars
  • Spindle (stationery), an upright spike used to hold papers
  • Spindle, part of a door handle
  • Spindle Rock, also called Adrachti, a rock in Meteora, Greece

See also

  • All pages with titles beginning with Spindle
  • All pages with titles containing Spindle
  • Fusiform, having a spindle-like shape
  • Rotation around a fixed axis
  • Spindel, a surname
  • Spindler, a surname
  • Spindling, in computing
  • The Spindles (disambiguation)

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