push·​pin ˈpu̇sh-ˌpin How to pronounce pushpin (audio)
: a pin that has a roughly cylindrical head and that is easily inserted and withdrawn (as from a bulletin board)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 Matchsticks are the bars of fire escapes, a pushpin is a light bulb, a paper clip fixed just right to a Popsicle stick end is a padlock, plastic beads are wheels on a dumpster. Liza Weisstuch, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023 And remember,a phone's GPS may not be entirely accurate, especially if there are several tall buildings around, and so riders should review their map location and tweak if necessary (by moving the pushpin on the map). Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2023 Then using the pushpin thumbtack, poke holes up and down the bag. Jeanette Marantosstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2023 The location of the fractal drainages pictured in the image at the top of this post is marked here with the red pushpin. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 25 Feb. 2013 Make a small desk seem bigger with the addition of cork or pushpin boards. Grace Gallagher, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2022 Insert a black pushpin for the eye; adhere twigs with hot-glue for the feet. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 15 July 2022 On social media, these institutions sometimes use a red pushpin emoji with the name of the tribe whose homeland the college sits on. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 2 Oct. 2023.

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