Etymology
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bobbin (n.)

"pin or spool around which thread or yarn is wound," 1520s, from French bobine, small instrument used in sewing or tapestry-making, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Latin balbus (see babble (v.)) for the stuttering, stammering noise it made.

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Definitions of bobbin

bobbin (n.)
a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound;
Synonyms: spool / reel
From wordnet.princeton.edu