bobbin

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noun bob·bin \ˈbä-bən\

Definition of bobbin

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  a cotton cord formerly used by dressmakers for piping

Origin and Etymology of bobbin

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1530


BOBBIN Defined for English Language Learners

bobbin

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noun bob·bin \ˈbä-bən\

Definition of bobbin for English Language Learners

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



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