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
For Weekend Herb Blogging, Cyndi shares a cute photo of something she calls a pincushion plant, botanical name Nertera Granadensis.
She had to take the pins out of her mouth before she could speak, which was inconvenient, for no pincushion is ever so handy.
I also got some other presents, most of them not quilting related, though I did get a magnetic pincushion, which is something I've wanted for a while.
The double sun Aptut belongs to the so-called pincushion sector of the 14th central galactic arm, per Arkonide catalogue notation.
MADISON; _a small work-box containing a thimble and thread, -- and stuck in the pincushion are a couple of needles, threaded.
The knot — what I've called the "pincushion" — is formed by wrapping the hair around a piece of fabric.
Then, as if her troubles were all to come in a lump -- as they have a way of doing -- she stepped squarely into a bunch of "pincushion" cactus.
When the party in power attends one of these single issue “debates” they are always the pincushion, which is the reason so few PIP MP’s ever show up.
Mr. Smith said, calling the province a "pincushion" of oil exploration.
'As zoom lens's magnification changes it also affects its focus and causes tribulations such as pincushion distortion and chromatic aberration.'