What does the word bodkin mean?

Usage examples for bodkin

  1. There is Sir Nicholas Bodkin-" " He may be one of them for all that I can tell," said Daly. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  2. 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 by Anatole France