(SEWING TOOL) [noun] [C] - a thin metal pin, used in sewing, which is pointed at one end and has a hole called an eye at the other end for thread, or a longer stick, without a hole, which is used with another stick of the same type to knita needle and thread (= piece of cotton)Here, your eyes are better than mine - could you thread (= put thread through) this needle for me?What size knitting needles did you use for that sweater?See also needlework.See pictures: Pins and needles, Sewing and knittingIf you say that trying to find something is like looking for a needle in a haystack, you mean that it is impossible or extremely difficult to find, esp. because the area you have to search is too large.
Meaning of NEEDLE in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012