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latch needleclick to hear

Needle with a hooked end that is closed by means of a small articulated piece (the latch).
latch needle butt shank latch hook

butt click to hear

The raised part of the needle that allows it to move along a groove.

shank click to hear

Part of the needle between the butt and the hook; it fits into a groove.

latch click to hear

Articulated piece that closes the hook to hold the thread.

hook click to hear

Curved part in which the thread is inserted.