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"thimble" in British English

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thimblenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈθɪm.bəl/ us /ˈθɪm.bəl/

a small cover, usually made of metal or plastic, worn to protect the finger that pushes the needle when sewing

(Definition of “thimble” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thimblenoun [ C ]

us /ˈθɪm·bəl/

a small, hard cover, shaped like a cup, that fits over the end of a finger to help you push a needle through material when sewing

(Definition of “thimble” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)