- 1An axle or spindle on which something revolves.More example sentences
- The third step is to mount the wheels on the arbors and to place these assemblies between the front- and backplates in such a way that the wheels and pinions mesh and turn freely.
- The indenter was secured into the arbor of a milling machine.
- The bushing is secured in place by a solid arbor that passes through the front of the frame, through the middle of the bushing and is locked in place by the pivoting barrel and ejector rod.
- 1.1A device holding a tool in a lathe.More example sentences
- Each shooter's tool kit contains loading dies, a small arbor press and a powder measure capable of being adjusted to throw precise charges.
- Technician A says unless the job is done with an arbor press the tone wheel is likely to become deformed.
mid 17th century: from French arbre 'tree, axis'. The spelling change was due to association with Latin arbor 'tree'.
- A shady garden alcove with sides and a roof formed by trees or climbing plants trained over a wooden framework.More example sentences
- We have a scented country garden and pond, water features, gravel gardens, arbours, pergolas, a summerhouse, many rare and unusual perennials, and 120 clematis.
- They have planted a formal, yew encircled rose garden, with blue-painted pergolas and arbours, and have recently planted a gravel garden beside the sea road, with grasses, Verbena bonariensis, cistus, eryngiums and grasses.
- The most popular garden structures, not counting the ubiquitous shed, include trellises, arbours and pergolas.
Middle English (also denoting a lawn or flower bed): from Old French erbier, from erbe 'grass, herb', from Latin herba. The phonetic change to ar- (common in words having er- before a consonant) was assisted by association with Latin arbor 'tree'.