A very fine slender piece of metal with a point at one end and a hole or eye for thread at the other, used in sewing
a needle and thread
An elongated, needle-like ice crystal.
A bar to which the needles are attached on a sewing or knitting machine.
Near-beer mixed with ethyl alcohol or an alcoholic drink.
A needle-case resembling a small book.
A case for keeping sewing needles in.
Any of various fungal diseases of conifers characterized by discoloration and premature shedding of foliage.
A high-grade petroleum coke, used in making graphite for the electrodes of electric-arc furnaces, in which the carbon has a highly anisotropic structure containing parallel ribbon-like ordered domains.
A dial bearing a needle in an electrical apparatus.
The eye of a needle; frequently in allusions to the biblical use.
Felt or other non-woven fabric made by a needleloom.
A small file with a knurled cylindrical shaft, used by jewellers, watchmakers, etc.
Lacking needles, needleless, not involving needles; especially (in relation to the administration of drugs) functioning or effected without a needle or needles.
A pair of needle-shaped electrodes placed in line, separated by a gap across which an electric discharge can take place when the potential difference between them exceeds a value dependent on the size of the gap.
A rifle in which the cartridge is exploded by the impact of a long pointed firing pin.
Ice forming needle-like crystals, especially when occurring just beneath the soil surface and often pushing up through it.
Long, slender, and pointed
A drug addict, especially a person addicted to injecting drugs
A mark made by a needle, especially one made on the skin by injection of illegal drugs.
A public area in a city, usually with trees, bushes, benches, etc., where drug addicts gather.
A sharply pointed rock.
A scar made by a hypodermic injection.
An agreed maximum allowance of time for broadcasting recorded music
A variety of cassiterite occurring as long prismatic crystals.
A coniferous tree.
= needle furze.
High grade steel wire; the steel wire from which needles are made.
A large strong needle of a type originally used to sew up packs made of tough material.
The needle-shaped leaf of a pine tree.
A frost-hardy yucca native to the eastern US, with long leaves that are edged with white threads
Designating or relating to a technique for obtaining correct exposure, which involves varying the shutter-speed setting of a camera until two needles, one of which is controlled by a built-in light meter, become aligned in the viewfinder.
Slang. A drug user who administers drugs hypodermically.
Biopsy performed, often percutaneously, using a hollow needle; an instance of this.
Originally: a board in a Jacquard loom, having perforations through which the ends of the needles pass. Now chiefly: a piece of board, canvas, etc., covered with short fine wires, used to press fabrics that have a pile; (also) a board or plate carrying closely spaced barbed needles, used in a needleloom.
A habitual drug user who administers drugs hypodermically.
Petty whin, Genista anglica.
Any of various grasses, chiefly of the genera Stipa, Aristida, and Triodia, having long stiff awns or spiny leaves.
A sporting contest attracting much interest and excitement, or arousing exceptional personal antagonism between the contestants; a closely or keenly fought match.
= needle lubricator.
Strong black paper of a type originally used for packaging needles.
A roller in the form of a long, thin, sometimes tapered cylinder, used in roller bearings.
As sharp as a needle; figurative acute, quick-witted.
Any of various marine gastropod molluscs with tall, pointed shells; (now especially) = needle whelk.
A shower bath of strong fine jets of water; an act of bathing in such a shower.
A fine but powerful jet of water from a shower head.