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pushpin Syllabification: push·pin
Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝oSHˌpin/

Definition of pushpin in English:


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.
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.
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