Definition of Mandrel

1. Noun. Any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts.

Exact synonyms: Arbor, Mandril, Spindle
Group relationships: Drive
Generic synonyms: Rotating Shaft, Shaft

Definition of Mandrel

1. n. A bar of metal inserted in the work to shape it, or to hold it, as in a lathe, during the process of manufacture; an arbor.

Definition of Mandrel

1. Noun. An object used as an aid for shaping a material, e.g. bending a pipe without creasing or kinking it. ¹

2. Noun. A tool or component of a tool that grips or clamps something, such as a workpiece to be machined, a machining tool or a part while it is moved. ¹

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Definition of Mandrel

1. a shaft on which a tool is mounted [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mandrel

1. Mandril 1. The shaft or spindle to which a tool is attached and by means of which it is rotated. Synonym: mandrin. 3. In dentistry, an instrument used in a handpiece to hold a disk, stone, or cup used for grinding, smoothing, or finishing. Origin: G. Mandra, a stable; the bed in which a ring's stone is set (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Mandrel

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"A frame or head-stock secured by bolts to the end of a lathe-bed to support the mandrel. mandrel-collar (man'drel-kol'ar), n. A collar formed on the mandrel ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Walter Malins Rose, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"end of the shell by the shoulder on the mandrel. The die, mandrel and shell then advance together, and the closed end of the shell is forced against the ..."

3. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"Turn a skelp over a mandrel; weld, and draw as before. 3- Force a circular plate of iron through a series of holes In a die, giving it a cup-shape, ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"So that as each lever is completely and finally formed on the mandrel it is ... In a machine for making buckle levers, the combination, with the mandrel M, ..."

5. Text-book of Advanced Machine Work: Prepared for Students in Technical by Robert Henry Smith (1919)
"Rawhide is milled and drilled dry, and the chips removed by compressed air or a fan. mandrelS OR ARBORS 44. A mandrel, often called ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1862)
"By aid of snch a chuck, any required part of a disk con be brought in line with the centre of the mandrel, and holes bored in any part of it, ..."

7. Pneumatic Tires, Automobile, Truck, Airplane, Motorcycle, Bicycle: An by Henry Clemens Pearson (1922)
"The mandrel thus covered is placed in a mold under pressure and vulcanized. This forms an endless, seamless tire, completely sealed up with the core inside. ..."

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