from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A slight puncture made by or as if by a pin.
- n. An insignificant wound.
- n. A minor annoyance.
- transitive v. To puncture with or as if with a pin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An insignificant puncture made by a pin or similar point.
- n. A mildly annoying wound or damage.
- v. To produce a jabbing sensation like a pinprick.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small puncture (as if made by a pin)
- n. a minor annoyance
(I still feel like I'm nowhere close to being done, but the light at the end of the tunnel that used to be the size of a pinprick is now at least the size of a saucer.)
He made it clear that this would not be what many have termed a pinprick, but a sustained operation.
To those who fear for their survival at every turn, a pinprick is the same as a punch, is the same as a grenade, is the same as a cluster bomb, is the same as a nuclear holocaust.
A 0.005% financial speculation tax -- a "pinprick" for international banks -- would be an important stream of revenue for domestic and global development initiatives.
A proposed financial speculation tax -- a financial "pinprick" for international banks -- would be an important stream of revenue to fund domestic and global development initiatives as well as reduce the reckless financial speculation practices of international banks.
To make good that agreement, NATO has fundamentally altered the way in which such air strikes will be conducted, empowering military commanders to respond to a broad range of targets rather than the "pinprick" responses of the past.
While this may involve some pain, it is like a "pinprick" compared to the suffering involved when one does not diversify.
Mr Clegg will set out Lib Dem plans to scrap the £12.5 billion cut in VAT, which he describes as a "pinprick", and invest the cash in green initiatives that would create tens of thousands of jobs.
But the most discriminatory tests, as identified by a classification tree analysis, were generally familiar and not unexpected, such as pinprick for the detection of a sensory deficit or hyperalgesia
And in his keynote address to the party faithful, Mr Clegg will set out Lib Dem plans to scrap the £12. 5bn VAT cut, which he describes as a "pinprick", and invest the cash in green initiatives he claims will create thousands of jobs.