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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bod·kin n.
 1. A dagger. [Obs.]
 When he himself might his quietus make
 With a bare bodkin.   --Shak.
 2. Needlework An implement of steel, bone, ivory, etc., with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a stiletto; an eyeleteer.
 3. Print. A sharp tool, like an awl, used for picking out letters from a column or page in making corrections.
 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.
    Wedged whole ages in a bodkin's eye.   --Pope.
 5. A kind of pin used by women to fasten the hair.
 To sit, ride, or travel bodkin, to sit closely wedged between two persons. [Colloq.]