Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, an instrument for holding a needle in suturing. Also called porteaiguille. See cut under acutenaculum.

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Examples

  • Mr Gore-Symes stood back presently, put the needle-holder on to the Mayo's table, said: "Finish off, Gordon, will you?" and wandered off to shed his gown.

    Cruise To A Wedding

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