Share this entry

Share this page

drawing pin

Syllabification: draw·ing pin

Definition of drawing pin in English:

noun

British term for thumbtack.
Example sentences
  • I paid one old penny for a piece of paper, four drawing pins and the use of an easel - much to my father's bewilderment.
  • We created dozens of elaborate elastic-powered missiles containing tightly rolled paper, drawing pins and paper clips.
  • So there I was, not doing much in the office, except finding new ways to maim my colleagues using only an elastic band, a drawing pin and several paper clips, when the phone rang.

Definition of drawing pin in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…