Definition of pushpin in English:


Syllabification: push·pin
Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝oSHˌpin


North American
  • A thumbtack with a spherical or cylindrical head of colored plastic, used to fasten papers to a bulletin board or to indicate positions on charts and maps.
    More example sentences
    • Insert map pins, metal tacks, and pushpins with plastic heads to create dots, stripes, and hearts.
    • They're held up by colored plastic pushpins in crowded, overlapping, random order.
    • If I need a package of pushpins, I'm likely to go anywhere that's nearby and cheap.

More definitions of pushpin

Definition of pushpin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space