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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bodkin \Bod"kin\ (b[o^]d"k[i^]n), n. [OE. boydekyn dagger; of uncertain origin; cf. W. bidog hanger, short sword, Ir. bideog, Gael. biodag.] 1. A dagger. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Needlework) An implement of steel, bone, ivory, etc., with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a stiletto; an eyeleteer. [1913 Webster] 3. (Print.) A sharp tool, like an awl, used for picking out letters from a column or page in making corrections. [1913 Webster] 4. A kind of needle with a large eye and a blunt point, for drawing tape, ribbon, etc., through a loop or a hem; a tape needle. [1913 Webster] Wedged whole ages in a bodkin's eye. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. A kind of pin used by women to fasten the hair. [1913 Webster] To sit, ride, or travel bodkin, to sit closely wedged between two persons. [Colloq.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]