Part of speech: noun

A pointed instrument for making holes in cloth, etc.

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Usage examples "bodkin":

  1. There never is a bodkin when I want one. - "Pixie O'Shaughnessy", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
  2. There is Sir Nicholas Bodkin-" " He may be one of them for all that I can tell," said Daly. - "The Landleaguers", Anthony Trollope.
  3. But when, at his suggestion, Brotteaux gave him some string and a bodkin, he showed himself very apt in endowing with motion the little creatures he had failed to make and teaching them to dance. - "The Gods are Athirst", Anatole France.