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sewing machinenoun [C]

uk   /ˈsəʊ.ɪŋ məˌʃiːn/  us   /ˈsoʊ.ɪŋ məˌʃiːn/
a ​machine that is used for ​joining together ​pieces of ​cloth, with a ​needle that is ​operated either by ​turning a ​handle or by ​electricity
(Definition of sewing machine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sewing machinenoun [C]

 /ˈsoʊ·ɪŋ mə·ʃin/
a machine you use to ​sewpieces of ​cloth together
(Definition of sewing machine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sewing machine”
in Arabic آلة الخِياطة…
in Korean 재봉틀…
in Portuguese máquina de costura…
in Catalan màquina de cosir…
in Japanese ミシン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝纫机…
in Turkish dikiş makinası…
in Russian швейная машинка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫紉機…
in Italian macchina da cucire…
in Polish maszyna do szycia…
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