embroidery needle

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noun

a needle with a long eye, used for embroidery and fine darning.

Nearby words

  1. embrocation,
  2. embroglio,
  3. embroider,
  4. embroideress,
  5. embroidery,
  6. embroil,
  7. embroiled,
  8. embrown,
  9. embrue,
  10. embry-

Origin of embroidery needle

First recorded in 1885–90

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Examples from the Web for embroidery needle

  • There was once a Darning-needle who thought herself so fine that she believed she was an embroidery-needle.

    The Yellow Fairy Book|Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang