- a long needle with a long eye used in darning.
- Chiefly Northern and Western U.S. a dragonfly.
Origin of darning needle
First recorded in 1755–65
Regional variation note
2. See dragonfly.
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- a long needle with a large eye used for darning
- US and Canadian a dialect name for a dragonfly