ar·bor 2 (ärbər)
1. An axis or shaft supporting a rotating part on a lathe.
2. A bar for supporting cutting tools.
3. A spindle of a wheel, as in watches and clocks.
4. pl. ar·bo·res (ärbə-rēz′) A tree, as opposed to a shrub.
[French arbre, from Latin arbor, tree.]
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