AskDefine | Define needles

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  1. Plural of needle


  1. First person present tense of to needle.

Extensive Definition

Needle or Needles may refer to:

Sewing and needlework

Body manipulation


Geography and geology



  • Acupuncture needle, needle used for acupuncture
  • Hypodermic needle, hollow needle commonly used with a syringe to inject substances into the body
  • Needle exchange program, exchange program for hypodermic needles
  • Needle remover, device that physically removes a needle from a syringe
  • Pins and needles or paresthesia, sensation of tingling, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect
  • Surgical needle, needle with holes or eyes which are supplied to the hospital separate from their suture thread
  • Tuohy needle, hollow needle suitable for inserting epidural catheters




People named Needle or Needles

  • Dan Needles, playwright behind the popular Wingfield series which has played across Canada for many years
  • Edward Needles Hallowell, United States Army officer
  • Jimmy Needles, American basketball coach best known for being the United States' first Olympic basketball coach
  • Nadel, German surname meaning needle

Fictional people


needles in Arabic: إبرة
needles in Czech: Jehla
needles in Danish: Nål (plantedel)
needles in German: Nadel
needles in Spanish: Aguja
needles in Esperanto: Pinglo
needles in Persian: سوزن
needles in Finnish: Neula
needles in French: Aiguille
needles in Italian: AGO
needles in Hebrew: מחט
needles in Dutch: Naald
needles in Japanese: 針
needles in Polish: Igła
needles in Russian: Игла (значения)
needles in Swedish: Nål
needles in Turkish: İğne
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