Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “pins and needles”

pins and needles

noun [plural]    
If someone has pins and needles in a part of their body, they feel slight sharp pains in it, usually just after they have moved from being still in one position for a long time.Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of pins and needles noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of pins and needles

Definitions of “pins and needles” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More