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The term spindle may refer to:

Textiles and manufacturing[edit]

  • Spindle (textiles), a device to spin fibers 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



  • 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

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