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Definition of needle:

  1. A slender rod or wire used in knitting; a knitting needle; also, a hooked instrument which carries the thread or twine, and by means of which knots or loops are formed in the process of netting, knitting, or crocheting.
  2. A small instrument of steel, sharply pointed at one end, with an eye to receive a thread, - used in sewing.
  3. Any slender, pointed object, like a needle, as a pointed crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.
  4. One of the needle- shaped secondary leaves of pine trees. See Pinus.
  5. See Magnetic needle, under Magnetic.
  6. To form in the shape of a needle; as, to needle crystals.
  7. To form needles; to crystallize in the form of needles.


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