Where did the word bobbin come from?

Where does the term bobbin come from?

Bobbin comes from the French bobine, “small instrument used in sewing,” which shares a Latin root with babble, for the sound it makes while unspooling.

What do bobbin mean?

1a : a cylinder or spindle on which yarn or thread is wound (as in a sewing machine) b : any of various small round devices on which threads are wound for working handmade lace. c : a coil of insulated wire also : the reel it is wound on. 2 : a cotton cord formerly used by dressmakers for piping.

Who invented bobbin?

In order to avoid patent litigation that the reciprocating bobbin might have caused, Wilson developed his third unique invention, the stationary bobbin (Patent No. 9,041, issued June 15, 1852.)

What is another word for bobbin?

What is another word for bobbin?

drum roll
braid coil
cord cylinder
pin quill
ratchet reel

What does weft stand for?


Acronym Definition
WEFT Written English for Tourism
WEFT Water Eliminated Fourier Transform (chemistry)
WEFT Wing, Engine, Fuselage, and Tail
WEFT Wrong Every Flipping Time (polite form)

What does throat plate mean?

1 : throat sheet. 2 : a flat plate holding the feed dog of a sewing machine.

What does Unpicker mean?

un·pick. (ŭn-pĭk′) tr.v. un·picked, un·pick·ing, un·picks. To undo (sewing) by removing stitches: unpick a seam.

What is bobbin hook?

The rotary hook (aka rotating hook) is a bobbin driver design used in lockstitch sewing machines of the 19th and 20th century and beyond. It triumphed over competing designs because it can run at higher speeds with less vibration.

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