noun A very fine slender piece of metal with a point at one end and a hole or eye for thread at the other, used in sewing. The pointed hollow end of a hypodermic syringe. A thin pointer on a dial, compass, or other instrument. A stylus used to play phonograph records. The sharp, stiff, slender leaf of a fir or pine tree. A pointed rock or peak. A beam used as a temporary support during underpinning.
verb Prick or pierce (something) with or as if with a needle. (dust needled his eyes) Provoke or annoy (someone) by continual criticism or questioning. (I just said that to Charlie to needle him)