Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who makes or deals in needles.
- n. Figuratively, a sharper; a niggard.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who makes or uses needles; also, a dealer in needles.
- needle + -er (Wiktionary)
“At three, Daisy demanded a 'needler', and actually made a bag with four stitches in it.”
“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.”
“He pulled out his needler again and pretended to polish it with his handkerchief, all without taking his eyes off Lew.”
“Rafe slid the needler back into its holster and the blade back up his sleeve.”
“Rafe pretended to blow smoke off the end of his needler and slid it back into its holster.”
“His hand drew away from the communicator and moved to position itself near the needler attached to his belt.”
“Or something like the needler holstered at his side?”
“Her fingers sought the small needler she'd left on the night table.”
“Like a long, spidery finger, its end was wrapped around the barrel of the needler as it dragged the weapon away.”
“The needler that had been hidden in Rorg's hand fell to the deck with a small click.”
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