Definition of needlewoman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnēdlˌwo͝omən/

noun (plural needlewomen)

A woman or girl who has particular sewing skills or who sews for a living.
Example sentences
  • The schoolgirls were attending the first of two 10-day courses arranged by the firm to introduce the needlewoman of the future to the art of mechanical sewing.
  • Daughters of affluent parents had the option of taking advanced instruction from an expert needlewoman capable of teaching many of the diverse branches of needlework.
  • The Bayeux Tapestry was embroidered by English needlewomen, although it is generally thought to be a rather inferior example of Anglo-Saxon needlework despite it's huge size.

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Syllabification: nee·dle·wom·an

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