tiepin
noun Date: 1780 an ornamental straight pin that has usually a sheath for the point and is used to hold the ends of a necktie in place

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tiepin — ► NOUN ▪ an ornamental pin for holding a tie in place …   English terms dictionary

  • tiepin — [tī′pin΄] n. Now Rare STICKPIN (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • tiepin — UK [ˈtaɪˌpɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms tiepin : singular tiepin plural tiepins British a piece of jewellery that a man wears to keep his tie in place …   English dictionary

  • tiepin — /tuy pin /, n. a straight pin, usually with an ornamented head and a small metal sheath for its point, for holding together the ends of a necktie or to pin them to a shirt front. Also called scarfpin. [1770 80; TIE + PIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • tiepin — noun A tie tack, a pin or stud used to secure a tie to the shirt …   Wiktionary

  • tiepin — tie|pin [ taı,pın ] noun count BRITISH a TIE TACK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tiepin — see tie pin …   English dictionary

  • tiepin — n. decorative pin used to hold one s tie in place …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tiepin — noun an ornamental pin for holding a tie in place …   English new terms dictionary

  • tiepin — tie•pin [[t]ˈtaɪˌpɪn[/t]] n. jew a pin, having an ornamented head, for holding the ends of a necktie against a shirt Also called scarfpin • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

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