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thumbtack

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noun thumb·tack \ˈthəm-ˌtak\

Definition of thumbtack

  1. :  a tack with a broad flat head for pressing into a surface with the thumb

First Known Use of thumbtack

1884


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thumbtack

verb thumb·tack

Definition of thumbtack

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fasten with a thumbtack

First Known Use of thumbtack

1914


THUMBTACK Defined for English Language Learners

thumbtack

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Definition of thumbtack for English Language Learners

  • : a short pin that has a large, flat head and that is used to attach papers, pictures, etc., to a wall or bulletin board


THUMBTACK Defined for Kids

thumbtack

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noun thumb·tack \ˈthəm-ˌtak\

Definition of thumbtack for Students

  1. :  a tack with a broad flat head for pressing into a board or wall with the thumb



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