What does the word spindle mean?

Usage examples for spindle

  1. The feeding is sometimes given to the spindle, and at others to the work table. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. I used rings of some thick copper wire to space the plates but I could not drill holes in the plates for the spindle so a friend did that for me. – The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece A Personal View by Norman F. Joly
  3. Mrs. Newberry had ostentatiously deserted him and Muriel in the white- and- gold Newberry drawing- room splendid with spindle- legged mahogany and appropriately uncomfortable. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman