a valve with a needlelike part, a fine adjustment, or a small opening, especially a valve in which the opening is controlled by a needlelike or conical point that fits into a conical seat.
a valve containing a tapered rod that can be moved in or out to control the flow of a fluid
[need-l-woo m-uh n] /ˈnid lˌwʊm ən/ noun, plural needlewomen. 1. a who does needlework. /ˈniːdəlˌwʊmən/ noun (pl) -women 1. a woman who does needlework; seamstress
[need-l-wurk] /ˈnid lˌwɜrk/ noun 1. the art, process, or product of working with a needle, especially in embroidery, needlepoint, tapestry, quilting, and appliqué. 2. the occupation or employment of a person skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, etc. /ˈniːdəlˌwɜːk/ noun 1. work done with a needle, esp sewing and embroidery 2. the result of such work n. […]
- Need like a hole in the head
or of a cough,” from John Ray’s English Proverbs (1678), and “As much need of it as a toad of a side pocket,” from Francis Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1785). [ ; c. 1940 ]
[need-l] /ˈnid l/ noun 1. a small, slender, rodlike instrument, usually of polished steel, with a sharp point at one end and an eye or hole for thread at the other, for passing thread through cloth to make stitches in sewing. 2. any of various similar, usually considerably larger, implements for making stitches, as one […]