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bob·bin

 (bŏb′ĭn)
n.
1. A spool or reel that holds thread or yarn for spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, or making lace.
2. Narrow braid formerly used as trimming.

[French bobine.]

bobbin

(ˈbɒbɪn)
n
1. (Textiles) a spool or reel on which thread or yarn is wound, being unwound as required; spool; reel
2. (Textiles) narrow braid or cord used as binding or for trimming
3. (Building) a device consisting of a short bar and a length of string, used to control a wooden door latch
4. (General Physics)
a. a spool on which insulated wire is wound to form the coil of a small electromagnetic device, such as a bell or buzzer
b. the coil of such a spool
5. (plural) slang Brit matter that is worthless or of inferior quality; rubbish
[C16: from Old French bobine, of unknown origin]

bob•bin

(ˈbɒb ɪn)

n.
a reel, cylinder, or spool upon which yarn or thread is wound, as used in spinning, machine sewing, and lacemaking.
[1520–30; < Middle French bobine hank of thread]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bobbin - a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be woundbobbin - a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
filature - a bobbin used in spinning silk into thread
shuttle - bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads
winder - mechanical device around which something can be wound
Translations
بَكَرَةِ الخيطان، كَبْكوبَه
cívkašpulka
garnspoletrisse
puolasydän
òráîarkefli, spóla
špūlė
spole
bobinmasura

bobbin

[ˈbɒbɪn] N (Tech) → carrete m, bobina f (Sew) [of cotton] → canilla f

bobbin

[ˈbɒbɪn] nbobine f

bobbin

nSpule f; (= cotton reel)Rolle f

bobbin

[ˈbɒbɪn] nspoletta, bobina; (of sewing machine) → rocchetto

bobbin

(ˈbobin) noun
a (usually wooden) reel or spool for winding thread etc. There's no thread left on the bobbin.
References in classic literature ?
Now and then one of the children would pause, as the recovered thread became inconveniently long, wind it on a bobbin, and start again with another short end.
Good wares, fine wares,' said she; 'laces and bobbins of all colours.
Our good child ransacked all her drawers, cupboards, reticules, and gimcrack boxes--passed in review all her gowns, fichus, tags, bobbins, laces, silk stockings, and fallals-- selecting this thing and that and the other, to make a little heap for Rebecca.
I must administer an antidote, while Miss Deane prepares to tear herself away from her bobbins.
No less important is the final winding tension control, because this can strongly influence the yarn elongation and the bobbin hardness, that, if irregular, could create quality problems in the subsequent production phases.
Bobbins inlaid with pewter in a distinctive butterfly wing pattern are typical of William Brown, of Cranfield, known as Bobbin Brown.
Trainer Colin Tizzard and his jockey son Joe were the pair to follow as they teamed up to share a double with Hey Big Spender in the 2m4f maiden hurdle and Bob Bob Bobbin, who landed the 2m veterans' handicap chase.
Steve Tansey had gone for a pint at The Bobbin, in Milnrow, near Rochdale, Lancs, after pulling on a pair of tracksuit bottoms over his striped pyjamas.
The price today of antique lace bobbins and related collectibles such bobbin winders, lamps, stools and pillows,makes it seem all the more unjust.
Rynite is used to mold the large transformer bobbin on which the charger's transformer coil relies to resist the heat of charging.
Morris's book shows you what a bobbin is and how to thread it.
THE facilities for children are amazing at Bobbin Mill in Renfrewshire's Phoenix Business Park.