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Synonyms for needle

1. needle (n.)

a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument

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2. needle (v.)

goad or provoke,as by constant criticism

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3. needle (n.)

a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)

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4. magnetic needle (n.)

a slender magnet suspended in a magnetic compass on a mounting with little friction; used to indicate the direction of the earth's magnetic pole

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5. phonograph needle (n.)

a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record

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6. needle (v.)

prick with a needle

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7. crochet needle (n.)

a needle with a hook on the end; used in crocheting

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8. adam's needle (n.)

yucca with long stiff leaves having filamentlike appendages

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9. darning needle (n.)

a long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery thread

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10. needle blight (n.)

a disease of conifers causing the needles to fall

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