- a spoollike form around which a coil of insulated wire is wound to provide an inductance.
- the coil itself.
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Howard Cosell once said to me, “Bobbin, you have a face for radio and a voice for print.”The Only Sportscaster That Mattered: New Biography of Howard Cosell|Robert Lipsyte|November 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The first bonnet she made was of seven straws with bobbin let in like open-work, and lined with pink satin.The College, the Market, and the Court|Caroline H. Dall
Fig. 369 shows a bobbin elaborately decorated, from a mound near Maysville, Ky.The Swastika|Thomas Wilson
Its office is to constitute a drag upon the yarn, by means of which the latter is wound upon a bobbin.
Bobbin lace, seen mostly in cheap insertions and in the form of narrow edgings.
Each rove bobbin is free to rotate on its own peg as the rove from it is drawn downwards by the retaining rollers.The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth|T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
British Dictionary definitions for bobbin
- a spool on which insulated wire is wound to form the coil of a small electromagnetic device, such as a bell or buzzer
- the coil of such a spool