Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that threads.
  • noun A long, dangling earring that passes through the pierced earlobe by means of a thin chain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which threads; specifically, a contrivance for threading needles. See needle-threader.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A device for assisting in threading a needle.
  • noun A tool or machine for forming a thread on a screw or in a nut.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A device used to thread needles
  • noun A device used to machine a screw thread

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops

Etymologies

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thread + -er

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