- 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.
- 1.1A small pointed instrument used to pierce cloth or leather.More example sentences
- She stopped to examine an exquisite white embroidery bag, containing pencils for drawing, scissors, compass and bodkin in gold and mother-of-pearl.
Middle English: perhaps of Celtic origin and related to Irish bod, Welsh bidog, Scottish Gaelic biodag 'dagger'.
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