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English definition of “needle”

needle

noun [C] (TOOL)   /ˈni·dəl/
a thin, solid, metal piece with a sharp point at one end, esp. one used for sewing that has a hole to hold thread: Can you thread this needle for me? A needle is also a small stick with a point or hook, used to make stitches: knitting needles A needle is also a thin metal tube with a sharp, pointed end, used to put a liquid, such as a medicine, into the body or to remove a liquid, such as blood, from the body.
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