1. Noun.  A long, thin, sharp implement usually for piercing such as sewing, or knitting, acupuncture, tattooing, body piercing, medical injections etc.
  2. Noun.  A long, thin device for indicating measurements on a dial or graph, e.g. a ''compass needle''.
  3. Noun.  A sensor for playing phonograph records, a phonograph stylus.
  4. Noun.  A long, pointed leaf found on some conifers.
  5. Noun.  (informal, usually preceded by {{term) The death penalty carried out by lethal injection.
  6. Verb.  To pierce with a needle, especially for sewing or acupuncture.
  7. Verb.  (transitive) To tease in order to provoke; to poke fun at.

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