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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sewing & knitting
bodkinbod‧kin /ˈbɒdkɪn $ ˈbɑːd-/ noun [countable]  DLHa long thick needle without a point
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bodkinOn her head she wore a green felt hat, with a pin stuck through it like a bodkin.Thread up the second yarn with a long needle or bodkin and thread this second yarn into the correct slot.The bodkin trick should have been completed beforehand to make the sleeve ready.
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