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Definition of "darning needle" []

  • A long, large-eyed needle used in darning. (noun)
  • Northeastern, Upper Northern, & Western U.S. See dragonfly. See Regional Note at dragonfly. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "darning needle" in a sentence
  • "She was so ashamed of herself she felt like jabbing the big darning needle into her leg, but she was too happy to contemplate self-infliction of pain for very long, and anyway, it was just an extravagant way of expressing her remorse."