push·​pin | \ ˈpu̇sh-ˌpin How to pronounce pushpin (audio) \

Definition of pushpin

: a pin that has a roughly cylindrical head and that is easily inserted and withdrawn (as from a bulletin board)

Examples of pushpin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also four compartments for small office supplies like pushpins, rubber bands, mini binder clips and paper clips. Anna Goldfarb, New York Times, "5 Cheap (ish) Things to Organize Your Desk," 19 Feb. 2020 The stuff of her days is Post-It Notes and paper clips, Bic pens and pushpins. BostonGlobe.com, "Hernandez supports her art with office work. The stuff of her days is Post-It Notes and paper clips, Bic pens and pushpins. It’s also, now, the stuff of her art.," 24 Oct. 2019 Procedure Push at least four pushpins into the body of the bottle, about one inch from its bottom. Scientific American, "Holes That Do Not Leak!," 13 Feb. 2020 Another shows Pinterest’s signature pushpin—made more lovable, naturally, with the addition of a smiley face. Sarah Todd, Quartz, "The Apple icons you see today have surprisingly ancient roots," 15 Oct. 2019 On Thursday, July 4, at 9 a.m. on the Old Hebron Town Hall steps, a large world map with pushpins to mark each birthplace will be available: Red for you, white for your parents and blue for your grandparents. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 19 June 2019 Use black pushpins or silver straight pins (color heads with black permanent marker) to attach zipper, shaping mouth opening. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 The beach was a pushpin on a map and its capture would arguably lead to Britain’s fall. Esquire, "And the Best Picture Should Be...," 23 Feb. 2018 Once the syringe is attached to the adapter (the adapter already being stuck airtight to the glass), the pushpin is removed. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Your Cracked Windshield," 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of pushpin

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pushpin was in 1907

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“Pushpin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushpin. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pushpin

US : a short pin that has a large head and that is used to attach things (such as papers or photographs) to a wall or bulletin board

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