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BODKIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bodkin mean? 

BODKIN (noun)
  The noun BODKIN has 4 senses:

1. a dagger with a slender blade
2. formerly a long hairpin; usually with an ornamental head
3. a small sharp-pointed tool for punching holes in leather or fabric
4. a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops

  Familiarity information: BODKIN used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BODKIN (noun)


Sense 1bodkin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dagger with a slender blade

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bodkin; poniard

Hypernyms ("bodkin" is a kind of...):

dagger; sticker (a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing)


Sense 2bodkin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formerly a long hairpin; usually with an ornamental head

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("bodkin" is a kind of...):

hairpin (a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place)


Sense 3bodkin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small sharp-pointed tool for punching holes in leather or fabric

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("bodkin" is a kind of...):

hand tool (a tool used with workers' hands)


Sense 4bodkin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

threader; bodkin

Hypernyms ("bodkin" is a kind of...):

hand tool (a tool used with workers' hands)


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