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breastpin

[brest-pin]
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noun
  1. a pin worn on the breast or at the throat; brooch.
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Origin of breastpin

First recorded in 1825–35; breast + pin
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Examples from the Web for breastpin

Historical Examples

  • He has had it, just as it was found, converted into a breastpin.

    The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California

    Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont

  • Then there was no feather in her hat, and no breastpin at her throat.

  • Now that breastpin has got to find its latitude; that you see will be a work of time.

  • Most distinctly of all I see his breastpin, with a large bluish-white pearl in it.

  • See, it's all purple, like the stones in mother's breastpin.

    Just Sixteen.

    Susan Coolidge


British Dictionary definitions for breastpin

breastpin

noun
  1. a brooch worn on the breast, esp to close a garment
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