Part of speech: noun

A small, pointed instrument with an eye to carry thread in sewing.

Part of speech: noun

The rod used in knitting, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A straight wire, as ina compass.

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Usage examples "needle":

  1. Much they marvailed at the playing of the Fly and Needle, which they could see so plainly, and yet not touch it, because of the glass that covered them. - "Captain John Smith", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.
  2. Bill long and needle- like. - "Bird-Neighbors", Blanchan, Neltje.
  3. He held the magazine toward me, and I read: Cleopatra's Needle. - "The-Darrow-Enigma", Severy, Melvin Linwood.