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spindleshanks

[spin-dl-shangks] /ˈspɪn dlˌʃæŋks/
noun, plural spindleshanks. (used with a singular or plural verb)
Origin of spindleshanks
1560-1570
1560-70; spindle + shank + -s3
Related forms
spindle-shanked
[spin-dl-shangkt] /ˈspɪn dlˌʃæŋkt/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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