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bobbin

a cylinder or cone for holding thread; a spool or reel
Not to be confused with:
spindle – a pin in a spinning wheel used for twisting and winding the thread; a pin bearing the bobbin for a spinning machine; a turned piece of wood used as a banister, chair leg, etc.

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 ?
what have you to sell?' 'Good wares, fine wares,' said she; 'laces and bobbins of all colours.' 'I will let the old lady in; she seems to be a very good sort of body,' thought Snowdrop, as she ran down and unbolted the door.
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."
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.
Exclusive on the MR-11S are Ultrasonic Sensors which constantly measure the diameter of the yarn/wire bobbins on the deck in order to maximize the speeds according to the bobbin weight.
if you have multiple sewing machine brands and types, store the bobbins in a color-coordinated craft box to easily sort the correct bobbin by machine.
As an alternative to direct visual inspection of the bobbins, the inspection can be conducted under illumination with ultraviolet light.
Sorry, pal, but I don't buy into any of that 12th man bobbins. What I do believe is that England's future chances of winning World Cups will be greatly decreased if our youngsters are encouraged to stuff their faces with chocolate as a form of patriotism.
Salmoiraghi is one of the internationally reputed market leaders in automated handling and storage systems for man-made yarn bobbins and other textile products.