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spindle whorl Line breaks: spin¦dle whorl

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of spindle whorl in English:


chiefly Archaeology
A whorl or small pulley used to weight a spindle.
Example sentences
  • Other finds included a spindle whorl, two querns, and a bronze rivet.
  • Other finds from the room included a spindle whorl, an iron strip, and a handstone.
  • We watched the rhythmic spinning of the spindle whorl as it dropped slowly towards the floor.
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