needle trades


plural noun

the occupations and organizations involved in the manufacture of clothing.

Nearby words

  1. needle biopsy,
  2. needle exchange,
  3. needle fly,
  4. needle in a haystack,
  5. needle time,
  6. needle valve,
  7. needle-holder,
  8. needlecord,
  9. needlecraft,
  10. needlefish

Origin of needle trades

First recorded in 1860–65

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