bodkin bodkin  /ˈbɑd kɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a dagger with a slender blade
  2. (n) formerly a long hairpin; usually with an ornamental head
  3. (n) a small sharp-pointed tool for punching holes in leather or fabric
  4. (n) a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • In between was supposed to be little more than a bare bodkin.

News

  • COMMENTARY: Courts have tough task in balancing security, privacy

    Editor’s note: The following article was written by the Editorial Board of the Evansville Bar Association. The Editorial Board is chaired by Laura Scott and comprised of Judge Carl Heldt, Judge James Redwine, Marjorie Blalock, R. Thomas Bodkin, Doug Briody, Max Fiester, Mark Miller, Dan Robinson, Kathryn Sullivan, and John Worman.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

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