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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.
The OptiJet printer will be featured at Bobbin Americas 2000, to be held September 13-15, 2000 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, where exhibitors will feature various products and services targeting the sewn products industry, including cutting machinery and CAD/CAM software.
Bobbin winding is typically conducted after spinning and to rapidly perform processes such as relocation of packages and adjusting thread imperfections which in most cases increases hairiness of the thread, which this action occurs by rubbing the thread to different sections of bobbin winding machine.
uk OCT 4-5: See a steam engine being fired up and learn about bobbin making at Stott Park Bobbin Mill on the shores of Lake Windermere in Cumbria.
Bobbin has a stunningly beautiful colouring which is soft to the touch.
Large bobbin, NSN 3530-01-423-4452 or NSN 3530-01-352-1600
Our splicers reduce waste at all stages of manufacture, connecting bobbin to bobbin and ensuring continuity of production.
Bobbin "caught the bug" of higher education while studying to become a research chemist.