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darning needle a large needle with a big eye, used in darning. [2 definitions]
devil's darning needle a dragonfly.
electric needle a needle through which electricity runs, used in surgery to cauterize tissue.
knitting needle a long slender rod of plastic, metal, or the like for hand-knitting that is tapered at one or both ends and usu. used in pairs.
magnetic needle a thin magnetized bar of steel situated within an instrument, such as a compass, so that it indicates the direction of the earth's magnetic poles.
needle valve a valve having a slender point that fits precisely into a conical seat, for accurately regulating the flow of fluid, as in a carburetor.
pine needle the needle-shaped leaf of a pine tree.