nee·​dle·​wom·​an | \ ˈnē-dᵊl-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce needlewoman (audio) \

Definition of needlewoman

: a woman who does needlework especially : seamstress

Examples of needlewoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Set in the 1930s, Chevalier’s new novel follows a woman whose fiancé died in World War I and who finds a sense of community among the guild of needlewomen embroidering kneelers for the pews at one of Britain’s great cathedrals. New York Times, "New & Noteworthy, From Missing Dad to Quitting God," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of needlewoman

1535, in the meaning defined above

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“Needlewoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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