noun pin·prick \ˈpin-ˌprik\

: a small hole that is made by a pin or other sharp tool

: a very small point or dot

: a slight but sharp pain caused by a pin or needle

Full Definition of PINPRICK

:  a small puncture made by or as if by a pin
:  a petty irritation or annoyance

Examples of PINPRICK

  1. He felt a pinprick in his leg.
  2. <the nurse kindly put a decorated bandage over the pinprick from the injection>

First Known Use of PINPRICK

circa 1860



Definition of PINPRICK

transitive verb
:  to administer pinpricks to
intransitive verb
:  to administer pinpricks

First Known Use of PINPRICK



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