Definition of thumbtack in English:

thumbtack

Line breaks: thumb|tack
Pronunciation: /ˈθʌmtak
 
/

noun

North American term for drawing pin.
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  • However, you can turn it into a more traditional screen by attaching panels of cloth to the back of the frames with a few thumbtacks or staples.
  • There were a lot of maps scattered all over the floor, yet some were hanging on the walls with thumbtacks pinned on various strategic locations.
  • Lighter objects can be hung with decorative pins or thumbtacks.

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