Needlework Nee"dle*work`, n. 1. Work executed with a needle; sewed work; sewing; embroidery, crocheting, quilting, or tapestry, etc.; also, the art, process, or occupation of creating objects with needles.

Syn: needlecraft. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. The combination of timber and plaster making the outside framework of some houses. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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