What is needle?

  • (noun): A stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record.
    Synonyms: phonograph needle
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on needle, needles:

Curecanti Needle
... The Curecanti Needle is a distinct granite rock formation located in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison between Montrose and Gunnison, Colorado ... Until 1882, viewing the remote Needle presented a challenge, but the arrival of the Denver Rio Grande Western Railroad mainlines through the canyon significantly improved accessibility ... Gunnison River soon earned a reputation for its scenery, and the Curecanti Needle was featured in railroad company logos from 1887 to 1926 ...
Needle - Other Uses
... Indicator needle of a measuring instrument "Needle", a cheerleading stunt Needle (comics), a Marvel Comics character Needle (film), a 2010 supernatural horror film Needle (novel), by Hal Clement ...
Selenium Meter - Types of Meters - Match-needle Meters
... The simplest type of match-needle selenium meter shows a clockhand on the meter's scale ... When the clockhand matches the instrument's needle the EV-value is set right on the calculator ... marker in the scale on the left and must be rotated till the marker covers the needle (visible in the left corner) ...
Cooke And Wheatstone Telegraph - Codes
... By 1867 numerals had been added to the five-needle code ... of a sixth wire for common return making it possible to move just a single needle ... Needles 1 through 5 when energised to the right pointed to numerals 1 through 5 respectively, and to the left numerals 6 through 9 and 0 respectively ...
Grandma Threading Her Needle
... Grandma Threading her Needle is a 1900 British short silent comedy film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a grandma trying to get a thread though a needle ...

More definitions of "needle":

  • (verb): Prick with a needle.
  • (noun): A slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument.
  • (noun): A sharp pointed implement (usually steel).
  • (verb): Goad or provoke,as by constant criticism.
    Synonyms: goad

Famous quotes containing the word needle:

    Think how stood the white pine tree on the shore of the Chesuncook, its branches soughing with the four winds, and every individual needle trembling in the sunlight,—think how it stands with it now,—sold, perchance, to the New England Friction-Match Company!
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I would build my house of crystal,
    With a solitary friend,
    Where the cold cracks like a pistol
    And the needle stands on end.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    And so the needle pricked her fingers;
    She fidgeted but didn’t go;
    A faint forgetfulness of reasons
    Kept her with him. Time is slow.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)