EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOBBIN
The yarn from the ring frame, or mule, is wound in a large cop, or on a bobbin.
Here for the first time is seen the combination of spindle, flyer and bobbin.
"Pull the bobbin and the latch will go up," said the old grandmother.
"I was twelve last month, Miss," says Helma, bobbin' polite.
Cut the bobbin or tape into four nine-inch lengths and wrap and mark.
"Pull the bobbin, and the latch will go up," said the captain.
Malicorne unfolded the piece of paper which had been wrapped round the bobbin.
From this machine the roving is wound on a bobbin ready for the spinning frame.
They'd like you to think they'd never been near a loom or a bobbin!
The ladies did the needle, bobbin and pillow work in the castles and convents.
1520s, from French bobine, small instrument used in sewing or tapestry-making, perhaps from Latin balbus (see babble (v.)) for the stuttering, stammering noise it made.