There are 2 definitions of arbor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːbə
 
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noun

  • 1An axle or spindle on which something revolves.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French arbre 'tree, axis'. The spelling change was due to association with Latin arbor 'tree'.

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