Dipping needle
Dipping Dip"ping, n. 1. The act or process of immersing. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of inclining downward. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of lifting or moving a liquid with a dipper, ladle, or the like. [1913 Webster]

4. The process of cleaning or brightening sheet metal or metalware, esp. brass, by dipping it in acids, etc. [1913 Webster]

5. The practice of taking snuff by rubbing the teeth or gums with a stick or brush dipped in snuff. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{Dipping needle}, a magnetic needle suspended at its center of gravity, and moving freely in a vertical plane, so as to indicate on a graduated circle the magnetic dip or inclination. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dipping needle — Needle Nee dle (n[=e] d l), n. [OE. nedle, AS. n[=ae]dl; akin to D. neald, OS. n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal, n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l, Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to G. n[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dipping needle — variant of dip needle * * * dipping needle, a magnetic needle mounted so as to be capable of moving freely in a vertical plane about its center of gravity, and indicating by its dip the direction of the earth s magnetism; dip needle. See also… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dipping needle — /ˈdɪpɪŋ nidl/ (say diping needl) noun → dip needle …   Australian English dictionary

  • dipping-needle — dipˈ circle or dippˈing needle noun An instrument for determining magnetic dip • • • Main Entry: ↑dip …   Useful english dictionary

  • dipping needle — n. early kind of magnetometer; inclinometer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Needle — Nee dle (n[=e] d l), n. [OE. nedle, AS. n[=ae]dl; akin to D. neald, OS. n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal, n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l, Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to G. n[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh. to E …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Needle bar — Needle Nee dle (n[=e] d l), n. [OE. nedle, AS. n[=ae]dl; akin to D. neald, OS. n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal, n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l, Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to G. n[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Needle beam — Needle Nee dle (n[=e] d l), n. [OE. nedle, AS. n[=ae]dl; akin to D. neald, OS. n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal, n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l, Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to G. n[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Needle furze — Needle Nee dle (n[=e] d l), n. [OE. nedle, AS. n[=ae]dl; akin to D. neald, OS. n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal, n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l, Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to G. n[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Needle gun — Needle Nee dle (n[=e] d l), n. [OE. nedle, AS. n[=ae]dl; akin to D. neald, OS. n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal, n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l, Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to G. n[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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