pincushion

noun pin·cush·ion \ ˈpin-ˌku̇-shən \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of pincushion

:a small cushion in which pins may be stuck ready for use

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First Known Use of pincushion

1605


PINCUSHION Defined for English Language Learners

pincushion

noun

Definition of pincushion for English Language Learners

  • : a small bag filled with a soft material that pins and needles can be pushed into when they are not being used


PINCUSHION Defined for Kids

pincushion

noun pin·cush·ion \ ˈpin-ˌku̇-shən \

Definition of pincushion for Students

:a small cushion in which pins may be stuck when not in use

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