knitting-needle

knitting needle

noun
1.
either of two types of instruments used for hand knitting: a straight rod of steel, wood, plastic, etc., pointed at one or both ends, used in pairs, or a single curved, flexible rod with two pointed ends.
2.
any of various needlelike devices used in machine knitting.

Origin:
1590–1600

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