1A cylinder or cone holding thread, yarn, or wire, used especially in weaving, machine sewing, and lacemaking.
More example sentences
- In days gone by I would have ordered the non-standard bobbins my sewing machine uses from his shop and got them in mere weeks.
- Thread the machine needle with white thread and the bobbin with red thread.
- When creating a lace appliqué, use the same color thread in the bobbin and the needle.
mid 16th century: from French bobine, of unknown origin.
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