Threader Thread"er, n. 1. A device for assisting in threading a needle. [1913 Webster]

2. A tool or machine for forming a thread on a screw or in a nut. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Threader — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is an occupational name for one employed to keep the shuttles threaded in weaving . The derivation of the name is from the Olde English pre 7th Century thraed , thread, with the suffix er ,… …   Surnames reference

  • threader — thread ► NOUN 1) a long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibres used in sewing or weaving. 2) a long thin line or piece of something. 3) (also screw thread) a spiral ridge on the outside of a screw, bolt, etc. or on the inside of a… …   English terms dictionary

  • threader — noun see thread II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • threader — See thread. * * * …   Universalium

  • threader — noun a) A device used to thread needles b) A device used to machine a screw thread …   Wiktionary

  • threader — thread·er || θredÉ™(r) n. device for threading a needle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • threader — thread·er …   English syllables

  • threader — noun a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops • Syn: ↑bodkin • Derivationally related forms: ↑thread • Hypernyms: ↑hand tool …   Useful english dictionary

  • Needle threader — A needle threader is a small device for helping put the thread through the eye of small needles. Most familiar today is the needle threader of Victorian design, consisting of a small tinned plate stamped with the Queen s head and with a diamond… …   Wikipedia

  • thread — threader, n. threadless, adj. threadlike, adj. /thred/, n. 1. a fine cord of flax, cotton, or other fibrous material spun out to considerable length, esp. when composed of two or more filaments twisted together. 2. twisted filaments or fibers of… …   Universalium

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