- a spoollike form around which a coil of insulated wire is wound to provide an inductance.
- the coil itself.
Origin of bobbin
Examples from the Web for bobbin
Contemporary Examples of bobbin
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
November 20, 2011
Historical Examples of bobbin
Then he sends his shuttle, containing a bobbin full of thread, sliding across over the odd threads and under the even.Makers of Many Things
Eva March Tappan
Malicorne unfolded the piece of paper, which had been wrapped round the bobbin.The Vicomte de Bragelonne
Loop the silver wire over his horns, and touch him with the bobbin the way you want him to go.Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country
Joel Chandler Harris
She was not sad, however, only so extremely glad for Bobbin's sake and for her own.
Bobbin's face worked strangely, there was a kind of throbbing in her ears and her lips moved.
- 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
Word Origin for bobbin
1520s, from French bobine, small instrument used in sewing or tapestry-making, perhaps from Latin balbus (see babble (v.)) for the stuttering, stammering noise it made.