- a smooth, egg-shaped piece of wood, ivory, marble, jade, or the like, for holding under a hole or tear to serve as a backing while darning.
Origin of darning egg
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Miss Hill drew a stocking from the heap and ran her darning-egg into the heel to locate a hole.Phases of an Inferior Planet
- a rounded piece of wood or plastic used in darning to support the fabric around the hole
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