Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tacklike pin with a large head that is easily inserted into a wall or board.
  • noun A game played by children with pins.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A children's play in which pins are pushed alternately. Also put-pin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A child's game played with pins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A thumbtack
  • noun archaic An old children's game where pins are placed on a table and each player tries to push his pin so as to cross the other's.

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

  • noun a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board

Etymologies

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push +‎ pin

Examples

  • Lately I keep finding myself moving the pushpin from the “pure evil” quadrant up towards the “hopelessly incompetent” quadrant.

    Through The Eyes Of Madness | ATTACKERMAN

  • It would be nice if the software permitted a "pushpin" feature to keep the comments thread displayed after editing / posting.

    CommonDreams.org Headlines

  • Ivan covered this found coffee-table with a pushpin Super Mario mosaic (protected by plexiglass) and painted and decorated the legs to match.

    Boing Boing

  • He also quotes The Hartford Courant which said that figuring him out was “like trying to stick a pushpin in a cyclone.”

    Bush's heavy reading

  • A suggestion from a friend in Thailand or a new picture in National Geographic would always mean a new pushpin on the map, and the red line would need to be restrung.

    Peter Winter: The Great Ride Forward: Motorcycling Southeast Asia

  • Apparently pushpin mosaics are unexpectedly hard on the thumbs.

    Boing Boing

  • She noticed a tiny hole near the top, the perforation a pushpin or thumbtack would make?

    A Stitch Before Dying

  • She noticed a tiny hole near the top, the perforation a pushpin or thumbtack would make?

    A Stitch Before Dying

  • This is just another case where you have to ponder where to place the pushpin on the Evil/Stupid graph.

    Talking Reckless | ATTACKERMAN

  • She noticed a tiny hole near the top, the perforation a pushpin or thumbtack would make?

    A Stitch Before Dying

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