rethread

verb
re·​thread | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈthred How to pronounce rethread (audio) \
rethreaded; rethreading

Definition of rethread

transitive verb

: to thread (something) again : to pass a thread, string, etc. through (something) again rethread a needle rethread a sewing machine … shows were constantly interrupted because the antiquated 16-millimetre film equipment required film reels to be rethreaded every 40 minutes.— Kevin Plummer

First Known Use of rethread

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Rethread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rethread. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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