Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of needle; one who needles; an annoyer.
  • n. One who makes or uses needles.
  • n. A dealer in needles.
  • n. A needlegun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who makes or uses needles; also, a dealer in needles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes or deals in needles.
  • n. Figuratively, a sharper; a niggard.

Etymologies

needle +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At three, Daisy demanded a 'needler', and actually made a bag with four stitches in it.

    Little Women

  • It was a science fiction game, where you could play humans or insectoid aliens or blobs or glider monkeys and shoot each other with lasers or needler weapons or gyrojet guns … I had never seen a role-playing game before (well, maybe the D&D playing scene in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) and it blew my mind.

    My RPG DNA, Part 1: The Texas Years « Geek Related

  • He pulled out his needler again and pretended to polish it with his handkerchief, all without taking his eyes off Lew.

    Command Decision

  • Rafe slid the needler back into its holster and the blade back up his sleeve.

    Command Decision

  • Rafe pretended to blow smoke off the end of his needler and slid it back into its holster.

    Command Decision

  • His hand drew away from the communicator and moved to position itself near the needler attached to his belt.

    Running from the Deity

  • Or something like the needler holstered at his side?

    Running from the Deity

  • Her fingers sought the small needler she'd left on the night table.

    Flinx's Folly

  • Like a long, spidery finger, its end was wrapped around the barrel of the needler as it dragged the weapon away.

    Flinx's Folly

  • The needler that had been hidden in Rorg's hand fell to the deck with a small click.

    Step into Chaos

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