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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts.

Usage examples (29)
  • After heat-curing, the mandrel is removed, leaving a hollow tube.
  • A mandrel is a spindle or metal shaft around which other parts rotate.
  • A very economical method of clamping is that on the mandrel, which is also called expansion arbor.
  • A wooden mandrel is prepared of the proper size and shape. for more
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  • Hanging from the tip of the glassblower's "mandrel/mandril" (metal bar) was the commissioned gift for the matriarch's 70th birthday -- the unmistakable form of a "mandrill" (a baboon).
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