embroidery upon canvas, usually with uniform spacing of stitches in a pattern.
done or executed in needlepoint: a needlepoint cushion.
noting a lace (needlepoint lace) in which a needle works out the design upon parchment or paper.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to execute or create in needlepoint: to needlepoint an evening bag; to needlepoint as a hobby.

1690–1700; needle + point

needlepointer, noun Unabridged
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needlepoint (ˈniːdəlˌpɔɪnt)
1.  embroidery done on canvas with the same stitch throughout so as to resemble tapestry
2.  another name for point lace

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Example sentences
My listening became a meditation of almost unbearable sadness, as if joy's highest refinement was borne on a needlepoint of pain.
Needlepoint micrometer measuring thermoplastic sample.
She also completes intricate needlepoint tapestries.
Sue creates needlepoint items to be framed for her family.
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