The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when twisted, it is wound; also, the pin on which the bobbin is held in a spinning machine, or in the shuttle of a loom.
A square steel rod connecting two doorknobs through the latch. The spindle can be threaded or have holes in its side, depending on what type of knob it's used with. Old spindles (and our spindles) are usually 9/32" (7mm). New spindles are often 8mm (slightly larger). Threaded spindles can be 16tpi (threads per inch), 18tpi or 20tpi. Most new spindles, including ours, are 20tpi.
Bar which connects knobs or levers through the door and operates the lock mechanism. Usually a cylindrical shaped tumbler which is often flat on both ends and is installed directly under a coil spring in the spring stack.
The piece of hardware which attached two knobs through a door. Comes in different lengths to accommodate different door thicknesses. Threading type determines what kind of knob will fit onto the spindle.
A slender, cylindrical chair part that supports the back and arm-rest bows of Windsor chairs. Some authorities say that all spindles are turned (never shaved) but others disagree. Also, a vertical member mortised between horizontal rails in the back-rest of some post-and-rung chairs.
contains fibers which form a network of achromatic filaments that extend inward from the poles of a dividing cell, forming a spindle-shaped figure. They move the centromeres around, causing the rest of each chromosome to follow. This process ensures that each chromosome moves to its proper place during mitosis, when a cell divides to give rise to two cells, and during meiosis, the process of cell division that gives rise to eggs or sperm.
A network of fibrous microtubules and associated molecules formed during mitosis between the opposite poles (centromeres) of eukaryotic cells. It mediates the movement of the duplicated chromosomes to opposite poles.
A football-shaped array of fibers made of microtubules and associated proteins that forms before cells divide. Some of the fibers attach to the chromosomes and help draw them to opposite ends of the cell.
This refers to the centerpiece of a hard drive which holds one or more hard drive platters. Often, the term spindle is used to differentiate hard drives from hard disk platters in discussion when referring to large RAID subsystems holding many hard drives, such as "We'll be using 50 spindles instead of 10 spindles in the new RAID box." Basically, a spindle is seen as a limiting factor in performance. Generally, more spindles in a system mean higher possible performance.
the upright/knuckle combination which moves about 2 pivots and steers a vehicle. Here is a picture explaining the basic components of a-arm suspension, the spindle concept remains the same for other suspension types..
Device that holds the cutters during the engraving process. Consisting of a pulley, shaft, micrometer, and a nosecone. The cutter is inserted into the spindle, the engraver holds the spindle and (in rotary engraving) a belt rotates the pulley, rotating the cutter contained within while the rest of the spindle is moved by the engraver to produce engraved characters.
refers to the shaft or rod in the center of a hard drive, floppy drive, or optical drive (cdrw,cdrom,dvdrw,dvdrom). This term somehow became a way to identify how many drives a laptop houses. EX: A three spindle laptop may have a hard drive, cdrw drive, and floppy drive.
The drive's center shaft, on which the hard disks are mounted. A synchronized spindle is a shaft that allows two disks to spin simultaneously as a mirror image of each other, permitting redundant storage of data.
A spindle is the part of a CNC Milling machine that holds the cutters and spins at speeds of up to 12000 RPM s. Due to the presence of the spindle, some cuts - particularly very deep and narrow cuts - require special set-ups and attention.
A spindle (sometimes called a drop spindle) is a wooden spike weighted at one end with a circular whorl; it may have an optional hook at either end of the spike. It is used for spinning wool and other fibres into thread. Spindles or parts of them have been found in very, very old archaeological sites; they may represent one of the earliest pieces of technology available to humankind.
A spindle (or colloquially, a spike) is an upright spike used to hold papers waiting for processing. "Spindling" or "spiking" was the act of spearing a paper document onto the spike. Early Hollerith cards bore the inscription "do not bend, fold, spindle or mutilate", with spindling in particular being almost sure to lead to the Hollerith cards being misread.
the part that the record revoles around. There are 4 basic types. A single play manual spindle, a stacking small hole spindle, a spindle that is thick, made for stacking large-hole 45's, and a 45 "puck", for playing 45's singly.
a traditional measure of length used for yarn. The length varied with the material; a spindle of cotton yarn, for example, was 15 120 yards (13.826 km), and a spindle of jute was 14 400 yards (13.167 km). The cotton spindle was also equal to 18 hanks.