Definitions for darning needle

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

darn′ing nee`dle(n.)

  1. a long needle with a long eye used in darning.

  2. Chiefly Northern and Western U.S. a dragonfly.

    Category: Dialect

Origin of darning needle:

1755–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. darning needle, embroidery needle(noun)

    a long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery thread

  2. dragonfly, darning needle, devil's darning needle, sewing needle, snake feeder, snake doctor, mosquito hawk, skeeter hawk(noun)

    slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.

Wiktionary

  1. darning needle(Noun)

    A large needle used for darning.

  2. darning needle(Noun)

    A damselfly.

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