What does the word bobbin mean?

Usage examples for bobbin

  1. 431. From this abstract, we may form some judgement of the importance of the bobbin net trade. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  2. Indeed, as the translator himself points out, M. Lefebure's book suggests the question whether it is not rather by the needle and the bobbin, than by the brush, the graver or the chisel, that the influence of woman should assert itself in the arts. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  3. No stranger shall own a bobbin in it! – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr