latch needle

latch needle

[′lach ‚nēd·əl]
(textiles)
A fine steel needle for machine knitting which has at its ends a butt and a short hook with a latch.
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THE Torrington Company reunion (Needle Bearings, Latch Needles, Screws and Universal Joints) will now be held at the Standard Triumph Club, Tile Hill Lane on Friday, September 13 from 7.
WE are organising a reunion for ex-Torrington Co employees - needle bearings, latch needles, screws - at the Phoenix pub in Broad Lane on Friday, September 13.