Definition of needle-like in English:



  • Long, slender, and pointed.

    ‘fine needle-like leaves’
    • ‘Upon the first sign of danger they will employ their enormous mouths and needle-like teeth for defense.’
    • ‘Look for the red-necked phalarope's thin, straight needle-like bill.’
    • ‘At this point a spit of land breaks away from the mainland to become the needle-like peninsula of Baja California.’
    • ‘The design is etched into the gold leaf with a sharp needle-like instrument.’
    • ‘It is a low creeping bush with needle-like leaves, somewhat like a prostrate yew.’
    • ‘It is an error to suppose that the frail-looking, needle-like boat is only fit for racing purposes.’
    • ‘The viper fish swims very fast and uses these needle-like fangs to stab its prey.’
    • ‘The pain of the sting is caused by a complex protein injected through the needle-like sting as it penetrates the skin.’
    • ‘The nectar-filled reddish-orange tubular blooms are structured to suit the hummingbirds' needle-like beaks.’
    • ‘Aphids pierce the plants with needle-like mouthparts to suck the sap.’
    sharp, spear-like, needle-like, spear-shaped, v-shaped, tapering, tapered, cone-shaped, conic, conical, acute, sharp-cornered, wedge-shaped, sharp-edged, edged, jagged, spiky, spiked, barbed
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