Breastpin Breast"pin` (br[e^]st"p[i^]n`), n. A pin worn on the breast for a fastening, or for ornament; a brooch. [1913 Webster]

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  • breastpin — ☆ breastpin [brest′pin΄] n. an ornamental pin or brooch worn at the breast or near the throat …   English World dictionary

  • breastpin — noun An ornamental pin attached to clothing in a persons upper chest area. Mark on that nose the colour left by too copious port and viands; to which the profuse cravat with exorbitant breastpin, and the fixed, forward, and as it were menacing… …   Wiktionary

  • breastpin — /brest pin /, n. a pin worn on the breast or at the throat; brooch. [1825 35; BREAST + PIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • breastpin — breast·pin || brestpɪn n. pin for a tie; pin worn on the breast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breastpin — noun archaic a small brooch or badge worn on the breast …   English new terms dictionary

  • breastpin — /ˈbrɛstpɪn/ (say brestpin) noun a pin worn on the breast or at the throat; a brooch …   Australian English dictionary

  • breastpin — noun a decorative pin worn by women • Syn: ↑brooch, ↑broach • Derivationally related forms: ↑brooch (for: ↑brooch) • Hypernyms: ↑pin …   Useful english dictionary

  • brooch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. [stick]pin (See ornament). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bar pin, breastpin, clasp; see Jewelry , pin 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. pin, clip, ornament, breastpin, clasp …   English dictionary for students

  • Brooch — (br[=o]ch; 277), n. [See {Broach}, n.] 1. An ornament, in various forms, with a tongue, pin, or loop for attaching it to a garment; now worn at the breast by women; a breastpin. Formerly worn by men on the hat. [1913 Webster] Honor s a good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brooch — noun /brəʊtʃ,bɹoʊtʃ,bɹoʊʃ/ A piece of women’s ornamental jewellery having a pin allowing it to be fixed to garments worn on the upper body. Syn: breastpin …   Wiktionary

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