The term spindle may refer to:

In textiles and manufacturing:

  • Spindle (textiles), a device to spin fibres into thread
  • Spindle (tool), is the main rotating part of a machine tool, woodworking machine, etc.
  • Segmented spindle, a spindle consisting of discrete elements that can be assembled and disassembled on the fly

In computing:

  • Spindle, the axis or alternate name of a computer hard disk drive
  • Spindle (disc packaging), a plastic case for bulk optical discs

In biology:

  • Spindle apparatus, a cellular structure organizing and separating the chromosomes during cell division
  • Muscle spindle, a specialized innervated muscle structure involved in the reflex action and in proprioception
  • Spindle neurons are a specific class of neurons that participate in signal transmission in the nervous system
  • Sleep spindle, an EEG waveform that occurs during sleep
  • The genus Euonymus (also called spindles) are deciduous and evergreen shrubs and small trees

Other uses:

  • Spindle (automobile), a part of a car's suspension system
  • Spindle (furniture), an axially symmetric part of furniture or other woodwork
  • Spindle (stationery), a device for holding paper documents
  • Spindle (fire making), a straight wooden rod used in fire making
  • Spindle torus, in mathematics, a self-intersecting torus
  • Spindle (sculpture), a 40-foot sculpture made from cars in Berwyn, Illinois
  • The Spindles, burial towers at Amrit, Syria

Other articles related to "spindle, spindles":

Spindle, Shuttle, And Needle - Synopsis
... raised by her godmother, who died, leaving her the house and a spindle, a shuttle, and a needle to earn her living ... She set the spindle to guide the prince back by its golden thread, the shuttle to weave a path to her hut, and the needle to adorn the hut ... The spindle, shuttle, and needle were kept in the royal treasury ...
... This gene encodes a cytoplasmic protein implicated in regulation of the mitotic spindle checkpoint, a regulatory pathway that monitors chromosome segregation during cell division to ensure the proper ... The protein is phosphorylated in mitosis and in response to activation of the spindle checkpoint, and disappears when cells transition to G1 phase ... its expression is required to efficiently activate the spindle checkpoint ...
Spindle (tool)
... In machine tools, a spindle is a rotating axis of the machine, which often has a shaft at its heart ... The shaft itself is called a spindle, but also, in shop-floor practice, the word often is used metonymically to refer to the entire rotary unit, including not only the shaft itself, but its ... A machine tool may have several spindles, such as the headstock and tailstock spindles on a bench lathe ...
Spindle Cell Hemangioendothelioma
... Spindle-cell hemangioendothelioma (now known as "Spindle cell hemangioma") is a vascular tumor that was first described in 1986 by Sharon Weiss, M.D ... Weiss in 1996 as "spindle cell hemangioma", rather than hemangioendothelioma, due to the excellent prognosis observed in a group of 78 patients ...
Spindle (automobile)
... In an automobile, the spindle is a part of the suspension system that carries the hub for the wheel and attaches to the upper and lower control arms ... The spindle is referred to as an Upright in UK-built vehicles and in areas dominated by these cars like Australia, New Zealand etc ...