Definition of needleful in English:

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needleful

Pronunciation: /ˈniːd(ə)lfʊl/
Pronunciation: /ˈniːd(ə)lf(ə)l/

noun (plural needlefuls)

The length of thread put into a needle at one time.
Example sentences
  • If you wish to control the way the colors look, work the first needleful of thread around two sides.
  • When you pull a needleful through a hole, the wool is correctly positioned on a stretched canvas.
  • Pull each needleful through with a firm tug so that the thread should not look as if it is lying on the surface.

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