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Definition of "needle-point" [needle-point]

  • A small steel wire having a point at each end, used in the leg of a drawing-compass in place of a fixed point. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "needle-point" in a sentence
  • "He wore shined needle-point boots and a long-sleeve print shirt tucked inside beltless white golf slacks; the hair on his chest grew onto the ironed-back lapels of his shirt."
  • "In time, as we grew more accustomed to the darkness, we could make out very small, dim, elusive shapes moving about among those needle-point illuminations."
  • "She could never handle fine work, even with needle-point, and her glamour seemed limited to only the broadest strokes."
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