AskDefine | Define bodkin

Dictionary Definition



1 a dagger with a slender blade [syn: poniard]
2 formerly a long hairpin; usually with an ornamental head
3 a small sharp-pointed tool for punching holes in leather or fabric
4 a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops [syn: threader]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A small sharp pointed tool for making holes in cloth or leather.
  2. A blunt needle used for threading ribbon or cord through a hem or casing
  3. A hairpin.
  4. A dagger.
  5. A type of arrowhead.


  • CJKV Characters: 觿

Extensive Definition

Bodkin may refer to:


  • Monty Bodkin, a fictional character in novels of P. G. Wodehouse
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