- 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.
- an early children's game.
- Archaic. child's play; triviality.
Origin of pushpin
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Examples from the Web for pushpin
I play at pushpin with Homer every morning before breakfast, fingering and polishing, as Paris did his armour.The Works of William Cowper
Do you mean to say that you really agree with Bentham that, quantity of pleasure being equal, pushpin is as good as poetry?The Meaning of Good--A Dialogue
G. Lowes Dickinson
- US and Canadian a pin with a small ball-shaped head
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