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pinhead

[ pin-hed ]

noun

  1. the head heads of a pin.
  2. something very small or insignificant.
  3. Slang. a stupid person; nitwit.


pinhead

/ ˈpɪnˌhɛd /

noun

  1. the head of a pin
  2. something very small
  3. informal.
    a stupid or contemptible person


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pinhead1

First recorded in 1655–65; pin + head

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Example Sentences

The tissue, about the size of a pinhead, had been preserved, stained with heavy metals, cut into 5,000 slices and imaged under an electron microscope.

This relies on taking a tiny pellet of hydrogen fuel, typically the size of a pinhead, and jolting it with powerful shockwaves.

The upcoming Hellraiser reboot has cast actress Jamie Clayton as lead villain Pinhead.

Every grain larger than half a millimeter under a microscope—that’s one-third the size of a pinhead—was closely inspected.

Joker appears to have jumped halfway across the galaxy and hit a target the size of a pinhead.

This discovery gives me a fit 48 of introspection and I discover that I am, indeed, a narrow-minded little pinhead.

Pinhead video-cameras cost less than a good restaurant dinner these days, so they're showing up everywhere.

Behind the screen, one of the multiple rows of pinhead tapes shifted slightly as the index was flicked into reading position.

A marriage without "even a pinhead of bitterness" is a marriage without a pin-point of fault-finding, mental or oral.

This troubled him, but the trouble was, just then, a mere pinhead of blackness against the radiance of his spirit.

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