safety pin

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of safety pin

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

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First Known Use of safety pin

1847


SAFETY PIN Defined for English Language Learners

safety pin

noun

Definition of safety pin for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

safety pin

noun

Definition of safety pin for Students

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


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