1A blunt, thick needle with a large eye used especially for drawing tape or cord through a hem.
More example sentences
- Thus the body of the witch might be subjected to penetration by bodkins or needles as the insensible spot was sought.
- Isaac Newton risked his vision by poking a bodkin beneath his eyeball to understand how we see.
- There is a nail knot/tying tool, clipper/nipper, a bodkin - which as we all know is a needle.
1.2 historical A long pin used for fastening hair.
Definition of bodkin in:
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