safety pin


Definition of safety pin

: a pin in the form of a clasp with a guard covering its point when fastened

Examples of safety pin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Put your thumb stitches on hold by using a safety pin. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, "How to knit your own Bernie mittens," 24 Jan. 2021 That night, Horn once again used a safety pin to drain the pus from his deteriorating thumbs. Adventure, "The untold story of the boldest polar expedition of modern times," 23 Dec. 2020 Twist the felt into a corkscrew shape to complete the tail and attach with a small safety pin. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "3 Adorable Pig Costumes That Are Easy Enough for Anyone to DIY This Halloween," 9 Sep. 2020 There was a ton of jewelry elsewhere in the fit as well, such as a safety pin added to the pants and more necklaces layered, too. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Elevates Her Sweatsuit With Unexpected Jewelry," 23 Aug. 2020 Heat the tip of a safety pin or knife over a flame and poke 3–4 holes into the bottle’s cap. Mehreen Karim, Bon Appétit, "I’ve Been Making Roti Jala Since I Was 10. You Can Too," 13 Aug. 2020 Glue a safety pin to the back and attach to overalls. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "23 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Men That Every Cool Dad Will Love," 29 June 2020 Even though my strapless dress had been tailored not once or twice but three times, my best friend Ursula still had to safety pin my bra into its stiff fabric. Hannah Howard, Longreads, "The Name Change Dilemma," 1 Nov. 2019 The contents of your average hardware store (safety pins, padlocks, keys), will have a starring role in your jewelry box starting... right now. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "8 Fresh-as-Hell 2020 Jewelry Trends That Will Level-Up Your Bling Game," 23 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of safety pin

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of safety pin was in 1847

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10 Feb 2021

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“Safety pin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for safety pin

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English Language Learners Definition of safety pin

: a metal pin that is used for attaching things and that has a point at one end and a cover at the other into which the pointed end fits

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Kids Definition of safety pin

: a pin that is bent back to form a spring and has a guard that covers the point

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