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bobbin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bobbin  \Bob"bin\,  n.  [F.  bobine;  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  L. 
  bombus  a  humming,  from  the  noise  it  makes  or  Ir  &  Gael. 
  baban  tassel,  or  E.  bob.] 
  1.  A  small  pin,  or  cylinder,  formerly  of  bone,  now  most 
  commonly  of  wood,  used  in  the  making  of  pillow  lace.  Each 
  thread  is  wound  on  a  separate  bobbin  which  hangs  down 
  holding  the  thread  at  a  slight  tension. 
 
  2.  A  spool  or  reel  of  various  material  and  construction,  with 
  a  head  at  one  or  both  ends  and  sometimes  with  a  hole 
  bored  through  its  length  by  which  it  may  be  placed  on  a 
  spindle  or  pivot.  It  is  used  to  hold  yarn  or  thread,  as  in 
  spinning  or  warping  machines,  looms,  sewing  machines,  etc 
 
  3.  The  little  rounded  piece  of  wood,  at  the  end  of  a  latch 
  string,  which  is  pulled  to  raise  the  latch. 
 
  4.  (Haberdashery)  A  fine  cord  or  narrow  braid. 
 
  5.  (Elec.)  A  cylindrical  or  spool-shaped  coil  or  insulated 
  wire,  usually  containing  a  core  of  soft  iron  which  becomes 
  magnetic  when  the  wire  is  traversed  by  an  electrical 
  current. 
 
  {Bobbin  and  fly  frame},  a  roving  machine. 
 
  {Bobbin  lace},  lace  made  on  a  pillow  with  bobbins;  pillow 
  lace. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bobbin 
  n  :  around  which  thread  or  tape  or  film  or  other  flexible 
  materials  can  be  wound  [syn:  {spool},  {reel}] 




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