rethread

verb re·thread \ (ˌ)rē-ˈthred \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rethread

rethreaded; rethreading
: 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

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