Bodkin vs. Needle

Bodkin vs. Needle — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Bodkin and Needle

Bodkinnoun

A small, sharply pointed instrument for making holes in fabric or leather.

Needlenoun

A slender, pointed implement used for sewing or surgical suturing, made usually of polished steel and having an eye at one end through which a length of thread is passed and held.

Bodkinnoun

A blunt needle for pulling tape or ribbon through a series of loops or a hem.

Needlenoun

Any of various similar implements, such as a fine sharp-pointed instrument used in acupuncture or a pointed shaft used in knitting, crocheting, or lace making.

Bodkinnoun

A long hairpin, usually with an ornamental head.

Needlenoun

A sharp-pointed instrument used in engraving.

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Bodkinnoun

(Printing) An awl or pick for extracting letters from set type.

Needlenoun

A slender piece of jewel or steel used to transmit vibrations from the grooves of a phonograph record.

Bodkinnoun

A dagger or stiletto.

Needlenoun

A slender pointer or indicator on a dial, scale, or similar part of a mechanical device.

Bodkinnoun

A small sharp pointed tool for making holes in cloth or leather.

Needlenoun

A magnetic needle.

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Bodkinnoun

A blunt needle used for threading ribbon or cord through a hem or casing.

Needlenoun

A hypodermic needle.

Bodkinnoun

A hairpin.

Needlenoun

(Informal) A hypodermic injection; a shot.

Bodkinnoun

A dagger.

Needlenoun

Chiefly Upper Northern US See dragonfly.

Bodkinnoun

A type of long thin arrowhead.

Needlenoun

A narrow stiff leaf, as of a pine or fir.

Bodkinnoun

(printing) A sharp tool, like an awl, formerly used for pressing down individual type characters letters from a column or page in making corrections.

Needlenoun

A fine, sharp projection, as a spine of a sea urchin or a crystal.

Bodkinadverb

Closely wedged between two people.

to sit bodkin; to ride bodkin

Needlenoun

A tall narrow rock formation.

Bodkinnoun

a dagger with a slender blade

Needlenoun

An obelisk.

Bodkinnoun

formerly a long hairpin; usually with an ornamental head

Needlenoun

(Informal) A goading, provoking, or teasing remark or act.

Bodkinnoun

a small sharp-pointed tool for punching holes in leather or fabric

Needleverb

To prick, pierce, or stitch with a needle.

Bodkinnoun

a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops

Needleverb

(Informal) To goad, provoke, or tease.

Needleverb

To sew or do similar work with a needle.

Needlenoun

A fine, sharp implement usually for piercing such as sewing, or knitting, acupuncture, tattooing, body piercing, medical injections, etc.

The seamstress threaded the needle to sew on a button.

Needlenoun

Any slender, pointed object resembling a needle, such as a pointed crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.

Needlenoun

A fine measurement indicator on a dial or graph, e.g. a compass needle.

The needle on the fuel gauge pointed to empty.

Needlenoun

A sensor for playing phonograph records, a phonograph stylus.

Ziggy bought some diamond needles for his hi-fi phonograph.

Needlenoun

A needle-like leaf found on some conifers.

Needlenoun

}} The death penalty carried out by lethal injection.

Needlenoun

A text string that is searched for within another string.

Needleverb

To pierce with a needle, especially for sewing or acupuncture.

Needleverb

(transitive) To tease in order to provoke; to poke fun at.

Billy needled his sister incessantly about her pimples.

Needleverb

(transitive) To form in the shape of a needle.

to needle crystals

Needlenoun

as of a conifer

Needlenoun

a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument

Needlenoun

a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)

Needlenoun

a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record

Needleverb

goad or provoke,as by constant criticism;

He needled her with his sarcastic remarks

Needleverb

prick with a needle