bodkin definition

  • noun:
    • a little, sharply directed tool for making holes in material or fabric.
    • a dull needle for pulling tape or ribbon through a series of loops or a hem.
    • a lengthy hairpin, generally with an ornamental head.
    • Printing An awl or pick for extracting letters from set type.
    • A dagger or stiletto.
    • A small sharp-pointed device for making holes in fabric or leather-based.
    • A blunt needle employed for threading ribbon or cable through a hem or casing.
    • A hairpin.
    • A dagger.
    • a form of arrowhead.
    • A dagger.
    • An implement of steel, bone, ivory, etc., with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a stiletto; an eyeleteer.
    • A-sharp device, like an awl, used for choosing letters from a column or page for making corrections.
    • A kind of needle with a big eye and a blunt point, for attracting tape, ribbon, etc., through a loop or a hem; a tape needle.
    • a type of pin employed by women to fasten the hair.
    • See baudekin.
    • a little dagger; a stiletto.
    • A small pointed instrument of metal, bone tissue, or ivory, employed for piercing holes in fabric, etc.
    • an equivalent but blunt instrument, with an eye fixed, for attracting bond, tape, or ribbon through a loop, hem, etc.
    • an extended pin-shaped instrument employed by women to fasten up the hair.
    • A thick needle or right awl of metal, used by bookbinders which will make holes in boards and track outlines for cutting.
    • A printers' device for selecting letters regarding a column or page in correcting.
    • A corruption of baudekin.
    • previously a long hairpin; typically with an ornamental mind
    • a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops
    • a dagger with a slender blade
    • a tiny sharp-pointed device for punching holes in leather or fabric

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