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Definition of Bodkin


  1. A dagger.
  2. An implement of steel, bone, ivory, etc., with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a /tiletto; an eyeleteer.
  3. 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.
  5. A kind of pin used by women to fasten the hair.
  6. See Baudekin.