safety pin

noun

Definition of safety pin

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

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Tie strings together in a knot and safety pin (or tape) to a pillow or the knee of your pants. Sarah Newell, Seventeen, "11 Ridiculously Awesome DIY Gifts for Your BFFs," 12 Sep. 2018 Tie strings together in a knot and safety pin (or tape) to a pillow or the knee of your pants. Sarah Newell, Seventeen, "11 Ridiculously Awesome DIY Gifts for Your BFFs," 12 Sep. 2018 For this collection, Donatella drew inspiration from her past collections by revisiting the safety pin collection of Spring 1994 and Jim Dine heart prints from 1997. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Donatella Versace Recreated J. Lo's Iconic Green Dress and Amber Velletta Modeled It," 3 Dec. 2018 Danny Clark, who plays Dr. Skinner, made his own mask from leather, safety pins, nails, screws, liquid latex and fake blood. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "New Immersive Haunted Houses Mean More Thrills for Guests—More Rules for Zombies," 26 Oct. 2018 Use safety pins to attach the tail to the back of their clothes. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "These Last-Minute DIY Cat Costumes Are Purr-fect for Halloween," 25 Oct. 2018 Tie strings together in a knot and safety pin (or tape) to a pillow or the knee of your pants. Sarah Newell, Seventeen, "11 Ridiculously Awesome DIY Gifts for Your BFFs," 12 Sep. 2018 There are more than enough bandages in this kit to patch up serious skin wounds, and its three safety pins can be used to convert a T-shirt into a sling if needed. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best First Aid Kits For Any Situation," 26 July 2018 Tie strings together in a knot and safety pin (or tape) to a pillow or the knee of your pants. Sarah Newell, Seventeen, "11 Ridiculously Awesome DIY Gifts for Your BFFs," 15 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of safety pin

1847, in the meaning defined above

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safety pin

noun

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

safety pin

noun

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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