Meaning of BOBBIN in English


Pronunciation: ' bä-b ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: origin unknown

Date: 1530

1 a : a cylinder or spindle on which yarn or thread is wound (as in a sewing machine) b : any of various small round devices on which threads are wound for working handmade lace c : a coil of insulated wire also : the reel it is wound on

2 : a cotton cord formerly used by dressmakers for piping

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.