Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tacklike pin with a large head that is easily inserted into a wall or board.
  • n. A game played by children with pins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thumbtack
  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A children's play in which pins are pushed alternately. Also put-pin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board

Etymologies

push +‎ pin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lately I keep finding myself moving the pushpin from the “pure evil” quadrant up towards the “hopelessly incompetent” quadrant.

    Through The Eyes Of Madness | ATTACKERMAN

  • It would be nice if the software permitted a "pushpin" feature to keep the comments thread displayed after editing / posting.

    CommonDreams.org Headlines

  • This is just another case where you have to ponder where to place the pushpin on the Evil/Stupid graph.

    Talking Reckless | ATTACKERMAN

  • He also quotes The Hartford Courant which said that figuring him out was “like trying to stick a pushpin in a cyclone.”

    Bush's heavy reading

  • She noticed a tiny hole near the top, the perforation a pushpin or thumbtack would make?

    A Stitch Before Dying

  • Apparently pushpin mosaics are unexpectedly hard on the thumbs.

    Boing Boing

  • Ivan covered this found coffee-table with a pushpin Super Mario mosaic (protected by plexiglass) and painted and decorated the legs to match.

    Boing Boing

  • A suggestion from a friend in Thailand or a new picture in National Geographic would always mean a new pushpin on the map, and the red line would need to be restrung.

    Peter Winter: The Great Ride Forward: Motorcycling Southeast Asia

  • When he is not partying, “Ouch!” makes a nice paperweight and graciously holds our “flags of all nations and eras” pushpin collection (essential in mapping our adventures).

    Neatorama Shop Story: Voodoo Doll

  • His work took third place (and $50,000) in the Grand Rapids, Michigan 2009 ArtPrize Exhibition, has been featured on CBS this morning, was in the 2009 Communication Arts Illustration Annual and he holds the Guinness World Record for the largest pushpin mural.

    Artist Eric Daigh Creates Amazing Portraits with Pushpins | Impact Lab

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