[n] a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
[n] a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument
[n] a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record
[n] as of a conifer
[v] goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
[v] prick with a needle; in sewing or embroidering