- a length of thread cut for use in a needle
Examples from the Web for needleful
I have a needle stuck in my dress now, with a needleful of thread.Latitude 19 degree
Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
Take two or three threads from a strand of filoselle in your needle at once, and do not take too long a needleful.
When a needleful of worsted is finished leave the end hanging and start another.The Child's Rainy Day Book
Old Mis' Meade, translating this, held her breath and waited; but Amarita only sighed and took a needleful of thread.Country Neighbors
"I didn't ask you," said Jane, biting off a needleful of thread as she had always been strictly forbidden to do.Five Children and It