Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An iron pin used by surveyors for marking the length of a chain; a measuring-pin.

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Examples

  • Victorian dandy, splendid in velvet waistcoat, scarf and chain-pin, leaned on a broken column symbolical of his fortunes, and smiled genially on the ruin he had made.

    Superseded

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