bobbin
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1530 1. a. a cylinder or spindle on which yarn or thread is wound (as in a sewing machine) b. any of various small round devices on which threads are wound for working handmade lace c. a coil of insulated wire; also the reel it is wound on 2. a cotton cord formerly used by dressmakers for piping

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bobbin — [bäb′in] n. [Fr bobine < ?] 1. a reel or spool for thread or yarn, used in spinning, weaving, machine sewing, etc. 2. a small notched pin of wood, bone, or ivory, used in making bobbin lace …   English World dictionary

  • bobbin — 1520s, from Fr. bobine, small instrument used in sewing or tapestry making, perhaps from L. balbus (see BABBLE (Cf. babble)) for the stuttering, stammering noise it made …   Etymology dictionary

  • bobbin — ► NOUN ▪ a cylinder, cone, or reel holding thread. ORIGIN French bobine …   English terms dictionary

  • Bobbin — A bobbin is a spindle or cylinder, with or without flanges, on which wire, yarn, thread or film is wound. Bobbins are typically found in sewing machines, cameras, and within electronic equipment.In non electrical applications the bobbin is used… …   Wikipedia

  • Bobbin — Blick von Süden auf das Oberdorf Bobbins. Bobbin ist eine Ortschaft im Osten der Insel Rügen. Sie gehört zur Gemeinde Glowe im Landkreis Vorpommern Rügen (Mecklenburg Vorpommern). Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bobbin — /bob in/, n. 1. a reel, cylinder, or spool upon which yarn or thread is wound, as used in spinning, machine sewing, lacemaking, etc. 2. Elect. a. a spoollike form around which a coil of insulated wire is wound to provide an inductance. b. the… …   Universalium

  • bobbin — noun a) A spool or cylinder around which wire is coiled. Ignition coils using a bobbin molded from high performance polyester withstand open circuit bench tests to 70kV. b) In a , the small spool that holds the lower thread. Wind the bobbin,… …   Wiktionary

  • bobbin — UK [ˈbɒbɪn] / US [ˈbɑbɪn] noun [countable] Word forms bobbin : singular bobbin plural bobbins a small round object around which thread (= thin string used for sewing) is wound …   English dictionary

  • bobbin — [[t]bɒ̱bɪn[/t]] bobbins N COUNT A bobbin is a small round object on which thread or wool is wound to hold it, for example on a sewing machine …   English dictionary

  • bobbin — ritė statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. bobbin; coil; spool vok. Spule, f rus. катушка, f pranc. bobinage, m; bobine, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

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