Pronunciation: (man'drul), [key]
1. a shaft or bar the end of which is inserted into a workpiece to hold it during machining.
2. a spindle on which a circular saw or grinding wheel rotates.
3. the driving spindle in the headstock of a lathe. Also,man'dril.
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