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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts;
[syn: spindle, mandrel, mandril, arbor]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mandrel \Man"drel\, n. [F. mandrin, prob. through (assumed) LL. mamphurinum, fr. L. mamphur a bow drill.] (Mach.) (a) A bar of metal inserted in the work to shape it, or to hold it, as in a lathe, during the process of manufacture; an arbor. (b) The live spindle of a turning lathe; the revolving arbor of a circular saw. It is usually driven by a pulley. [Written also manderil and mandril.] [1913 Webster] Mandrel lathe, a lathe with a stout spindle, adapted esp. for chucking, as for forming hollow articles by turning or spinning. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

mandril \mandril\ n. any of various shafts that rotate or serve as axes for larger rotating parts. [Written also manderil and mandrel.] Syn: spindle, mandrel, arbor. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mandril n 1: any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts [syn: spindle, mandrel, mandril, arbor]