drawing pin
noun Date: 1859 British thumbtack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drawing pin — drawing pins also drawing pin N COUNT A drawing pin is a short pin with a broad, flat top which is used for fastening papers or pictures to a board, wall, or other surface. [BRIT] (in AM, use thumbtack) …   English dictionary

  • drawing pin — n BrE a short metal pin with a round flat head, used especially for putting notices on boards or walls American Equivalent: thumbtack …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drawing pin — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a short flat headed pin for fastening paper to a surface …   English terms dictionary

  • drawing pin — drawing ,pin noun count BRITISH a THUMBTACK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Drawing pin — Push pin redirects here. For other uses, see Push pin (disambiguation). For the local services website, see Thumbtack (website). Brass drawing pin, or thumbtack A drawing pin (British English), thumbtack (American English) , or push pin is a… …   Wikipedia

  • drawing pin — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms drawing pin : singular drawing pin plural drawing pins British a short pin with a flat top, used for fastening paper to a wall …   English dictionary

  • drawing-pin — see drawing pin …   English dictionary

  • drawing pin — noun A tack for attaching paper to a drawing board etc Syn: thumbtack …   Wiktionary

  • drawing-pin — thumbtack, small pin with a large head used for tacking papers on a surface …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drawing pin — noun Brit. a short, flat headed pin for fastening paper to a surface …   English new terms dictionary

  • drawing pin — noun (C) BrE a short pin with a round flat head, used especially for putting notices on boards or walls; thumbtack AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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