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pushpin

[ poosh-pin ]

noun

  1. a short pin having a spool-shaped head of plastic, glass, or metal, used for affixing material to a bulletin board, wall, or the like.
  2. an early children's game.
  3. Archaic. child's play; triviality.


pushpin

/ ˈpʊʃˌpɪn /

noun

  1. a pin with a small ball-shaped head


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pushpin1

1580–90, for an earlier sense; push + pin

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Example Sentences

The pushpins in the map don’t change any of the uncertainty, don’t solve any of the problems causing the uncertainty, and don’t enact widespread change.

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When creating your ads, if you hover over the space to the right of the text box, you will see a little pushpin icon.

Do you mean to say that you really agree with Bentham that, quantity of pleasure being equal, pushpin is as good as poetry?

I play at pushpin with Homer every morning before breakfast, fingering and polishing, as Paris did his armour.

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