noun bob·bin \ˈbä-bən\

: a round object with flat ends and a tube in its center around which thread or yarn is wound

Full Definition of BOBBIN

a :  a cylinder or spindle on which yarn or thread is wound (as in a sewing machine)
b :  any of various small round devices on which threads are wound for working handmade lace
c :  a coil of insulated wire; also :  the reel it is wound on
:  a cotton cord formerly used by dressmakers for piping

Origin of BOBBIN

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1530

Rhymes with BOBBIN


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