What does bodkin mean?
The definition of bodkin
Bod”kin, n.
Etym: [OE. boydekyn dagger; of uncertain origin; cf. W. bidog hanger, short sword, Ir. bideog, Gael. biodag.]

1 A dagger. [Obs.] When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin. Shak.
2 (Needlework)
An implement of steel, bone, ivory, etc., with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a
3 (Print.)
A sharp tool, like an awl, used for picking
4 A kind of needle with a large eye and a blunt point, for drawing tape, ribbon, etc., through a loop or a hem; a tape needle. Wedged whole ages in a bodkin’s eye. Pope.
5 A kind of pin used by women to fasten the hair. To sit, ride, or travel bodkin, to sit closely wedged between two persons. [Colloq.] Thackeray.

Bod”kin, n.
See Baudekin. [Obs.] Shirley.