stickpin
noun Date: 1895 an ornamental pin; especially one worn in a necktie

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stickpin — ☆ stickpin [stik′pin΄ ] n. 1. a long, straight pin with a jeweled or decorated head, worn to hold a cravat or necktie in place 2. such a pin now often worn by women, as on the lapel of a jacket as an ornament …   English World dictionary

  • stickpin — UK [ˈstɪkˌpɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms stickpin : singular stickpin plural stickpins mainly American a decorated pin worn to keep a tie in place or worn as jewellery …   English dictionary

  • stickpin — noun An ornamented pin used to secure a neckties end flat against the shirt, a tie tack. Syn: stickpin, tie pin, tie tack, tie tac …   Wiktionary

  • stickpin — /stik pin /, n. a decorative straight pin with a jeweled or ornamented head and a long shaft with a sheath for encasing the point, used for holding an ascot or necktie in place. [1900 05, Amer.; STICK2 + PIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • stickpin — Synonyms and related words: anklet, armlet, bangle, beads, bijou, bracelet, breastpin, brooch, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle, coronet, crown, diadem, earring, fob, gem, jewel, locket, necklace, nose ring, pin, precious stone,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stickpin — stick|pin [ˈstıkˌpın] n AmE a decorated pin worn as jewellery …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stickpin — stick|pin [ stık,pın ] noun count a decorated pin worn to keep a tie in place or worn as jewelry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stickpin — n. ornamental pin worn in a necktie …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stickpin — noun N. Amer. a straight pin with an ornamental head, worn to keep a tie in place or as a brooch …   English new terms dictionary

  • stickpin — noun (C) AmE a decorated pin worn as jewellery …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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