- a spoollike form around which a coil of insulated wire is wound to provide an inductance.
- the coil itself.
- bobbin and fly frame,
- bobbin and joan,
- bobbin lace,
- bobbin turning,
Origin of bobbin
Examples from the Web for 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|Robert Lipsyte|November 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
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|Alexandre Dumas
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
- 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.