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drawing pin

noun, British.
a thumbtack.
Origin of drawing pin
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Detach one end of the film from the developing frame, and attach it to the drum by means of a drawing pin.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications

    Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • Rosalie was in the study looking for a drawing pin wherewith to affix her illuminated card to the wall.

    This Freedom A. S. M. Hutchinson
British Dictionary definitions for drawing pin

drawing pin

(Brit) a short tack with a broad smooth head for fastening papers to a drawing board, etc US and Canadian name thumbtack
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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