pushpin

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From push +‎ pin.

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pushpin ‎(plural pushpins)

  1. A thumbtack.
    • 2009 January 28, “Mexicans turning to black magic in hopes of defeating U.S.”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      An illustration showed a pair of scissors slicing off the leg of a doll [] stuck with pushpins.
  2. (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.

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