Definition of mandrel in English:


Syllabification: man·drel
Pronunciation: /ˈmandrəl


  • 1A shaft or spindle in a lathe to which work is fixed while being turned.
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    • While the mandrel is rotating, a layer of shrink-wrap tape is applied to the outside of the composite material.
    • Attach these mandrels to an electric motor to make a high quality, low cost work station for various sanding, polishing and buffing operations.
    • The drill is switched on and the mandrel rotates.
  • 2A cylindrical rod around which metal or other material is forged or shaped.
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    • Larger rings can be fabricated by forging over a mandrel.
    • The heat generated by the mandrel causes the two materials to briefly reach their melting temperature and combine.
    • The body of the flute is made by winding carbon fibre around a metal mandrel, using a machine, and then impregnating it with epoxy resin.


early 16th century: of unknown origin.

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