verb (used with object), safe·ty-pinned, safe·ty-pin·ning.
Origin of safety-pin
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Origin of safety pin
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It was a massive hit, and the safety-pin dress a brilliant cartoonish cherry on top of it.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress|Tim Teeman|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These badges are seven eighths of an inch wide and are made either for the button-hole or with safety-pin clasp.Boy Scouts Handbook|Boy Scouts of America
The safety-pin is an object which may well occupy our attention for a moment.
The cord is tied to the safety-pin, and the jerk releases the pin.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge|Percy F. Westerman
Crown the little girl with the head-dress, pinning the ends together at the back with a safety-pin.Little Folks' Handy Book|Lina Beard
A coil or two in the metal acted as a spring, as in the case of the safety-pin, and prevented breakage.