Bodkin

Definition of Bodkin

Bod´kin   Pronunciation: bǒd´kĭn
n.1.A dagger.
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin.
- Shak.
2.(Needlework) An implement of steel, bone, ivory, etc., with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a stiletto; an eyeleteer.
3.(Print.) A sharp tool, like an awl, used for picking out letters from a column or page in making corrections.
4.A kind of needle with a large eye and a blunt point, for drawing tape, ribbon, etc., through a loop or a hem; a tape needle.
Wedged whole ages in a bodkin's eye.
- Pope.
5.A kind of pin used by women to fasten the hair.
To sit
to sit closely wedged between two persons.
- Thackeray.
1.See Baudekin.

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dagger, poniard, sticker
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