Meaning of MANDREL in English

MANDREL

n.

Variant: also man · dril

Pronunciation: ' man-dr ə l

Function: noun

Etymology: Medieval Latin maundrellus, probably ultimately from Old Occitan mandre kingpin

Date: 1554

1 a : a usually tapered or cylindrical axle, spindle, or arbor inserted into a hole in a piece of work to support it during machining b : a metal bar that serves as a core around which material (as metal) may be cast, molded, forged, bent, or otherwise shaped

2 : the shaft and bearings on which a tool (as a circular saw) is mounted

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