push·pin | \ˈpu̇sh-ˌpin \

Definition of pushpin 

: a pin that has a roughly cylindrical head and that is easily inserted and withdrawn (as from a bulletin board)

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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 Covered in Lace Cut a hole the size of the stem in the middle of the lace, pull it over the pumpkin, and use pushpins to secure it to the bottom. 27. Brooke Shunatona, Cosmopolitan, "27 No-Carve Ways to Pimp Your Pumpkins for Halloween," 14 Oct. 2016 The map is full of yellow pushpins denoting sales to nearly 70 countries, including China, Nigeria, and Trinidad and Tobago. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, "Trump’s dream of blue-collar jobs? In Kokomo, success calls for more.," 9 June 2017 The maps are adorned with brightly colored stings, pushpins and Farris’ neat handwriting. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies’ Bud Black proving he’s bullish on team building at spring training," 28 Feb. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of pushpin

: 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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