spindle shell

spindle shell
noun
1. also spindle stromb : any gastropod mollusk of the genus Tibia (family Strombidae) having a shell with a long conical many-whorled spire and a long slender anterior canal
2. : a band shell of the genus Fusinus having a shell with a many-whorled spire and a very long straight canal

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spindle shell noun
A gastropod (genus Fusus) with a spindle-shaped shell
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  • Spindle shell — Spindle Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spindle — Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when twisted, it is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spindle side — Spindle Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spindle stromb — Spindle Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spindle tree — Spindle Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spindle stromb — noun see spindle shell 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dead spindle — Spindle Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Live spindle — Spindle Spin dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See {Spin}.] 1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by which the thread is twisted, and on which, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tulip shell — Taxobox name = Tulip shell, Fasciolaria sp. image width = 130px regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Gastropoda subclassis = Orthogastropoda ordo = Sorbeoconcha subordo = Hypsogastropoda infraordo = Neogastropoda familia = Fasciolariidae …   Wikipedia

  • shuttle shell — noun : any of several cowries having a smooth spindle shaped shell (as the egg cowry) * * * shuttle shell, 1. the elongated fusiform shell of a marine gastropod, so called from the resemblance to a weaver s shuttle. 2. the gastropod itself …   Useful english dictionary

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