head·​pin ˈhed-ˌpin How to pronounce headpin (audio)
: a bowling pin that stands foremost in the arrangement of pins

Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of headpin was in 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Headpin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headpin. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


head·​pin -ˌpin How to pronounce headpin (audio)
: a pin that stands at the front in a triangular arrangement of bowling pins
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