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

  • n. A small firm cushion into which pins are stuck when not in use.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small device designed to receive sewing pins, usually pillow-like; more recently also magnetic.
  • n. Someone who receives regular hypodermic needle injections.
  • n. A flowering plant in genus Chaenactis.
  • v. To multiply stick or jab, as with pins into a pincushion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small cushion, in which pins may be stuck for use.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cushion into which pins are stuck when not in use.
  • n. A plant of the genus Scabiosa, the scabious: so called with reference to the soft convex flower-head.

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

  • n. a small stiff cushion into which pins are stuck ready for use


pin +‎ cushion (Wiktionary)



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