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bobbin

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɒb.ɪn/ us    /ˈbɑː.bɪn/
a small round or tube-shaped object around which thread is put, often to go in a sewing machine
Translations of “bobbin”
in Spanish bobina, carrete, canilla…
in French bobine…
in German die Spule…
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指放入縫紉機之前的)繞線筒,線軸…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指放入缝纫机之前的)绕线筒,线轴…
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