pincushion

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pin·cush·ion

 (pĭn′ko͝osh′ən)
n.
1. A small firm cushion into which pins are stuck when not in use.
2. An object of frequent criticism or hurtful treatment: "a hapless pincushion [who] contemplates registering a complaint with his girlfriend" (Village Voice).

pincushion

(ˈpɪnˌkʊʃən)
n
(Knitting & Sewing) a small well-padded cushion in which pins are stuck ready for use

pin•cush•ion

(ˈpɪnˌkʊʃ ən)

n.
a small cushion into which pins are stuck until needed.
[1625–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pincushion - a small stiff cushion into which pins are stuck ready for usepincushion - a small stiff cushion into which pins are stuck ready for use
cushion - a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
Translations
وِسادَة إبر ودَبابيس
jehelníček
nålepude
tûpárna
nálapúîi
ihelnica
iğnedenlik

pincushion

[ˈpɪnˌkʊʃən] Nacerico m, almohadilla f

pincushion

[ˈpɪnkʊʃən] npelote f à épingles

pincushion

[ˈpɪnˌkʊʃn] n(cuscinetto) puntaspilli m inv

pin

(pin) noun
1. a short, thin, pointed piece of metal used eg to hold pieces of fabric, paper etc together, especially when making clothes. The papers are fastened together by a pin.
2. a similar but more ornamental object. a hat-pin.
verbpast tense, past participle pinned
1. to fasten with a pin. She pinned the material together.
2. to hold by pressing against something. The fallen tree pinned him to the ground.
ˈpincushion noun
a small cushion or similar object into which pins are pushed for keeping.
ˈpinhole noun
a hole made by a pin. A pinhole camera does not need a lens.
ˈpinpoint verb
to place or show very exactly. He pinpointed the position on the map.
ˈpin-up noun
1. a picture of an attractive girl (or man), often pinned on a wall. He has dozens of pin-ups in his room; (also adjective) a pin-up girl.
2. the girl (or man). She's the favourite pin-up of the soldiers.
pin down
to make (someone) give a definite answer, statement, opinion or promise. I can't pin him down to a definite date for his arrival.
pins and needles
a tingling feeling in one's hands, arms, feet or legs. I've got pins and needles in my arm.
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