Thread Thread, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Threaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Threading}.] 1. To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle. [1913 Webster]

2. To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid. [1913 Webster]

Heavy trading ships . . . threading the Bosphorus. --Mitford. [1913 Webster]

They would not thread the gates. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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