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bodkin

noun

1 bodkin

A dagger with a slender blade.

synonym: poniard.

Roget 228: interposition, interjacence, intercurrence, intervenience, interlocation, interdigitation, interjection, interpolation, interlineation, interspersion, intercalation.    [interposition at a fine-grained level] interpenetration; permeation; ... show more

Roget 253: sharpness etc. adj.; acuity, acumination; spinosity.    point, spike, spine, spicule [Biol.], spiculum; needle, hypodermic needle, tack, ... show more

Roget 262: perforator, piercer, borer, auger, chisel, gimlet, stylet, drill, wimble, awl, bradawl, scoop, terrier, corkscrew, ... show more

Dutch: knijf



2 bodkin

Formerly a long hairpin; usually with an ornamental head.

Polish: szpilka

3 bodkin

A small sharp-pointed tool for punching holes in leather or fabric.

4 bodkin

A blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops.

synonym: threader.


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