- embroidery upon canvas, usually with uniform spacing of stitches in a pattern.
- done or executed in needlepoint: a needlepoint cushion.
- noting a lace (needlepoint lace) in which a needle works out the design upon parchment or paper.
- to execute or create in needlepoint: to needlepoint an evening bag; to needlepoint as a hobby.
Origin of needlepoint
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Examples from the Web for needlepoint
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At best, such a man is but perched on a needlepoint when he thinketh he standeth.
First, with a needle, when the work is known as “needlepoint lace.”Textiles
William H. Dooley
All the early Italian laces were Needlepoint, and all the early French laces were the same.Chats on Old Lace and Needlework
Emily Leigh Lowes
Blue and burning, like the flame of a million jewels centred into a needlepoint.The Blind Spot
Needlepoint lace has also been occasionally produced in 43 England.
- embroidery done on canvas with the same stitch throughout so as to resemble tapestry
- another name for point lace
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Word Origin and History for needlepoint
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