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: a pin that has a roughly cylindrical head and that is easily inserted and withdrawn (as from a bulletin board)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 Soni bought a corkboard map of the United States for charting workers’ journeys, and devoted a red pushpin to Gonzalez. Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2021 Each object in the display was marked by a numbered pushpin that referred back to a list of descriptions, written by the people who had sent the objects in, about where something had been found or why it had been sent. Sophie Haigney, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 Cut loops on other end, and use a pushpin to attach to the cake. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 29 Mar. 2021 Use a pushpin to poke a hole through the top of each tube, on the back side. Jonathan Adolph, Popular Science, 24 Nov. 2020 Using a pushpin and one of the cardboard finger tubes as a guide, make four evenly spaced holes across the unopened end of the box. Jonathan Adolph, Popular Science, 24 Nov. 2020 There’s also four compartments for small office supplies like pushpins, rubber bands, mini binder clips and paper clips. Anna Goldfarb, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2020 The stuff of her days is Post-It Notes and paper clips, Bic pens and pushpins. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Oct. 2019 Procedure Push at least four pushpins into the body of the bottle, about one inch from its bottom. Scientific American, 13 Feb. 2020

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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 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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