1) An iron fitting which serves to support an upper millstone on the spindle (OED).

The early Yorkshire evidence lends weight to the argument that the final ‘d’ is excrescent: 1322 Et in la Ryne molendini anterioris de nouo facienda cum j pecia ferri empta ad idem, vjd, Leeds

1399 ‘one Ryne for the said mill’, Selby

1512 Item ii ryne spyndilles xijd, York.

places Selby York Leeds
dates 1322 1399 1512

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