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pinprick

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noun pin·prick \ˈpin-ˌprik\

Definition of pinprick

  1. 1 :  a small puncture made by or as if by a pin

  2. 2 :  a petty irritation or annoyance

Examples of pinprick in a sentence

  1. He felt a pinprick in his leg.

  2. <the nurse kindly put a decorated bandage over the pinprick from the injection>

Circa 1860

First Known Use of pinprick

circa 1860


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pinprick

verb pin·prick

Definition of pinprick

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to administer pinpricks to

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to administer pinpricks

1899

First Known Use of pinprick

1899


PINPRICK Defined for English Language Learners

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pinprick

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noun pin·prick \ˈpin-ˌprik\

Definition of pinprick for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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