pincushion

[ pin-koosh-uhn ]
/ ˈpɪnˌkʊʃ ən /

noun

a small cushion into which pins are stuck until needed.

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Origin of pincushion

First recorded in 1625–35; pin + cushion
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British Dictionary definitions for pincushion

pincushion
/ (ˈpɪnˌkʊʃən) /

noun

a small well-padded cushion in which pins are stuck ready for use
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