[ stik-pin ]
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  1. a decorative straight pin with a jeweled or ornamented head and a long shaft with a sheath for encasing the point, used for holding an ascot or necktie in place.

Origin of stickpin

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; stick2 + pin

Words Nearby stickpin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stickpin in a sentence

  • It might mount nicely into a stickpin for Bill, she thought; a memento of the Klappan Range.

    North of Fifty-Three | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • He had, as a matter of fact, attractive eyes; and that cerise-coloured knitted tie with a pearl stickpin might indicate much.

    Tutors' Lane | Wilmarth Lewis
  • Colliver cried peevishly, "Why can't a man wear a passable ring and stickpin without it attracting the attention of other people?"

  • Ain't he got a new pair of pants, a blouse, a navy blue tie and a new stickpin?

    Green Valley | Katharine Reynolds
  • A gold-wire bracelet on her left wrist and a stickpin in her four-in-hand tie were her only ornaments.

    Otherwise Phyllis | Meredith Nicholson

British Dictionary definitions for stick pin

stick pin

  1. the US name for tiepin

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