darning needle



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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British Dictionary definitions for darning needle

darning needle


a long needle with a large eye used for darning
US and Canadian a dialect name for a dragonfly

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