stickpin

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From stick +‎ pin.

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stickpin (plural stickpins)

  1. (US) An ornamented pin used to secure a necktie's end flat against the shirt, a tie tack.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010 p. 20:
      The green stone in his stickpin was not quite as large as an apple.

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