pincushion

[pin-koo sh-uh n]

Origin of pincushion

First recorded in 1625–35; pin + cushion
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pincushion

noun
  1. a small well-padded cushion in which pins are stuck ready for use
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Word Origin and History for pincushion
n.

1630s, from pin (n.) + cushion (n.).

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