Definition of “bobbin” - English Dictionary


“bobbin” in English

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bobbinnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɒb.ɪn/ us /ˈbɑː.bɪn/

Examples from literature

  • In the earliest days of cotton spinning, the small fibres would stick to the bobbins, and make it necessary to stop and clear the machinery. 
  • In winding the filling bobbins the girls watch the thread from eighteen bobbins, and replace and stop bobbins by pressing on foot pedals. 

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