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[stik-pin] /ˈstɪkˌpɪn/
a decorative straight pin with a jeweled or ornamented head and a long shaft with a sheath for encasing the point, used for holding an ascot or necktie in place.
Origin of stickpin
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05; stick2 + pin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For the recipient of the stick pin was not Graham but Philip Carpenter.

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith
  • “I guess so,” Melissa agreed reluctantly, and taking the stick pin from her collar she handed the ornament to Terry.

  • The stone had adorned a stick pin which Conington Warren once loved and lost.

  • He was very neatly dressed in a suit of quiet dark material, wore rich dark red tie, with a stick pin to it.

    Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday
  • As you see, he is no beauty, and he'll never wear the stick pin unless it's given for a consolation prize.

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith
  • The boys also united in the gift of a stick pin to Mrs. Stanhope and another to Mrs. Laning, and sent Mr. Laning a necktie.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
British Dictionary definitions for stick pin

stick pin

the US name for tiepin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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