Definitions

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

  • n. A decorative pin worn on a necktie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ornamented pin used to secure a necktie's end flat against the shirt, a tie tack.

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

  • n. a decorative pin that is worn in a necktie

Etymologies

From stick +‎ pin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In 1926, now in her 60s and egged on by her friends, this alter ego ventured out into high society as Spanish gentleman Don Carlos Balmori, complete with "overcoat, slouch felt hat, a false-diamond stickpin and a false black mustache."

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  • He was attired in perfectly-tailored evening-dress, and the cut of the suit suggested that the large diamond stickpin in his cravat was the genuine article and not paste.

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  • The thick red-gold hair had been brushed to a smooth gleam that swept the collar of a fine lawn shirt with tucked front, belled sleeves, and lace-trimmed wrist frills that matched the cascade of the starched jabot at the throat, decorated with a ruby stickpin.

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  • A friend of mine had a lovely diamond stickpin that he wore in his tie, despite many warnings.

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  • And shortly after that, it was as though someone took a - a stickpin and - and then hit a balloon.

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  • Much as Smith wore an earthy rumpled sports jacket to contrast himself with starched lawyers, she came in conservative garb: a single strand of pearls and a little stickpin on a charcoal-gray suit.

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  • When I poked it with my gold stickpin, shiny heart-shaped confetti cascaded around me.

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  • Clad in tailcoat, weskit and tophat, with ascot and stickpin, every bit the Victorian gentleman, I would greet customers into the store.

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  • It looked like a stickpin compared to the Wizard's blade.

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  • He extracted a cloth bag, containing several pieces from recent burglaries, including the cravat stickpin, the broach, the guineas and the magnificent Westphalian ring from Mayhew's apartment.

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