Definition of Pushpin

1. Noun. A tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board.

Exact synonyms: Drawing Pin, Thumbtack
Generic synonyms: Paper Fastener, Tack
Derivative terms: Thumbtack



Definition of Pushpin

1. n. A child's game played with pins.

Definition of Pushpin

1. Noun. A thumbtack ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) An old children's game where pins are placed on a table and each player tries to push his pin so as to cross the other's. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pushpin

1. a large-headed pin [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pushpin

pushing off
pushing on
pushing school
pushing schools
pushing up daisies
pushingly
pushknee
pushknees
pushlet
pushlets
pushmi-pullyu
pushout
pushouts
pushover
pushovers
pushpin (current term)
pushpins
pushpit
pushpits
pushrod
pushrods
pushscooter
pushscooters
pusht
pushup
pushups
pushy
pusil
pusilanimous
pusillanimities

Literary usage of Pushpin

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1. A New French and English Dictionary in Two Parts by William Cobbett (1833)
"POUPÉE, sf. a doll or baby, a milliner's block. C'est un visage de poupée, she looks like a doll. POUSSETTE, sf. pushpin, children's play. ..."

2. Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India by David Lester Richardson (1840)
"If there were the same connection between Poetry and pushpin that there is between man and ... But there is no kind of relation between Poetry and pushpin. ..."

3. The Duty of Altruism by Ray Madding McConnell (1910)
"If my nature will "play pushpin," it is a waste of your tune for you to come and sing to me the praises of'' poetry.'' I reply, "Reading and writing poetry ..."

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