Tape needle
Tape Tape, n. [AS. t[ae]ppe a fillet. Cf. {Tapestry}, {Tippet}.] 1. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape. [1913 Webster]

2. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve as a tapeline; as, a steel tape. [1913 Webster]

{Red tape}. See under {Red}.

{Tape grass} (Bot.), a plant ({Vallisneria spiralis}) with long ribbonlike leaves, growing in fresh or brackish water; -- called also {fresh-water eelgrass}, and, in Maryland, {wild celery}.

{Tape needle}. See {Bodkin}, n., 4. [1913 Webster]


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