Meaning of MANDREL in English

MANDREL

/man"dreuhl/ , n. Mach.

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, mandril .

[ 1510-20; perh. akin to F mandrin ]

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