A kind of cap or cover, or sometimes a broad ring, for the end of the finger, used in sewing to protect the finger when pushing the needle through the material. It is usually made of metal, and has upon the outer surface numerous small pits to catch the head of the needle.
- A hard pitted cup worn for protection on the finger that pushes the needle in sewing.
- Any of various tubular sockets or sleeves in machinery.
- Nautical A metal ring fitted in an eye of a sail to prevent chafing.
- Nautical A metal ring around which a rope splice is passed.