Spindle vs Sagittocyst - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between spindle and sagittocyst

is that spindle is (spinning) a rod used for spinning and then winding natural fibres (especially wool), usually consisting of a shaft and a circular whorl positioned at either the upper or lower end of the shaft when suspended vertically from the forming thread while sagittocyst is a capsule having a spindle-like needle produced by epidermal cells of certain turbellarians.

As a verb spindle

is to make into a long tapered shape.

spindle

English

Alternative forms

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Noun

(en noun)
  • (spinning) A rod used for spinning and then winding natural fibres (especially wool), usually consisting of a shaft and a circular whorl positioned at either the upper or lower end of the shaft when suspended vertically from the forming thread.
  • A rod which turns, or on which something turns.
  • the spindle of a vane
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  • , author=(Henry Petroski) , title=Opening Doors , volume=100, issue=2, page=112-3 , magazine= citation , passage=A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle —being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place.}}
  • A rotary axis of a machine tool or power tool.
  • A worldwide tree of the genus Euonymus , originally used for making the spindles used for spinning wool.
  • An upright spike for holding paper documents by skewering.
  • The fusee of a watch.
  • A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle.
  • A yarn measure containing, in cotton yarn, 15,120 yards; in linen yarn, 14,400 yards.
  • (geometry) A solid generated by the revolution of a curved line about its base or double ordinate or chord.
  • Any marine univalve shell of the genus ; a (spindle stromb).
  • Any marine gastropod of the genus .
  • Synonyms

    * (a tree from the Euonymus genus) spindle tree

    Hypernyms

    * (a tree from the Euonymus genus) euonymus

    Verb

    (spindl)
  • To make into a long tapered shape.
  • To impale on a device for holding paper documents.
  • Do not fold, spindle or mutilate this document.

    Anagrams

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    sagittocyst

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A capsule having a spindle-like needle produced by epidermal cells of certain turbellarians.