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"thimble" in British English

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thimblenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈθɪm.bl̩/
a ​smallcover, 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)
Translations of “thimble”
in Spanish dedal…
in Vietnamese cái đê dùng để bảo vệ ngón tay khi may vá…
in Malaysian jidal…
in Thai ปลอกนิ้ว…
in French dé (à coudre)…
in German der Fingerhut…
in Chinese (Simplified) (缝纫用的)顶针,针箍…
in Turkish yüksük…
in Russian наперсток…
in Indonesian bidal…
in Chinese (Traditional) (縫紉用的)頂針,針箍…
in Polish naparstek…
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