Meaning of “darning needle” in the English Dictionary

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"darning needle" in British English

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darning needlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɑː.nɪŋ ˌniː.dəl/ us /ˈdɑːr.nɪŋ ˌniː.dəl/

Examples from literature

  • Sew the lid or circle which has been cut out of the top with a darning needle and heavy string. 
  • Sew the opening with a darning needle and a stout string or fasten with toothpicks. 
  • Sew the opening with a stout darning needle and string. 
  • The needles were about the size of ordinary darning needles, and answered the purpose very well. 
  • The very last thread is sometimes put in with a darning needle. 

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

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