Definition of needler in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnēd(ə)lər/


1A person who annoys or antagonizes another.
Example sentences
  • People think I'm a great needler, but Jack can do a little needling himself.
  • Fingers was a great needler, and he stayed on the driver the whole time.
2(In science fiction) a weapon that fires needlelike projectiles.
Example sentences
  • He heard a woman's defiant shout, followed by the sound of a needler firing.
  • The needlers have returned as well, and while they were significantly weaker in the first Halo, they've become much more effective and damaging in Halo 2.
  • Dual needlers produce a cool effect but it's still no match for a well-thrown plasma grenade.

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Syllabification: nee·dler

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