Definition of bobbin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bobbin

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbɒbɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːbɪn//
 
 
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a small device on which you wind thread, used, for example, in a sewing machine Wind the thread slowly and evenly onto the bobbin. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French bobine, of unknown origin.
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