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  • n. A device used to thread needles
  • n. A device used to machine a screw thread

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops


thread + -er (Wiktionary)



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