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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 ?
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.
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."
+ Thread: bobbin & glow-in-the-dark (See "Source.")
President Scott Fleming spoke through a poem of how a bobbin on a piece of string should act as a reminder of Rotary in the community.
Rangers seemed to want the victory more and their unbridled celebrations - after Joey Bobbin had sealed the win with a 76th-minute try - aptly illustrated the level of their desire.
Mrs Taylor-Booth, a former pupil of Ysgol Sarn Bach and Ysgol Botwnnog, said: "My husband, Darren, had been sewing the seam of his work trousers, and when he'd finished he put the needle back in the bobbin in a cup-holder on the arm of the chair.
The festival had international participation.Men who make a bobbin lace organized their first meeting in Slovakia in Krakovany near Piesany.
Understanding how to thread your machine and adjust the bobbin tension is absolutely critical to your success.
Soon, the Garston branch became the country's largest bobbin manufacturer and provided work for hundreds of families across the region.
The main areas of production of handmade bobbin lace were in Devon around Honiton and in the East Midlands counties of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.