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1. A tacklike pin with a large head that is easily inserted into a wall or board.
2. Archaic A children's game in which one player tries to push a pin over an opponent's pin.


(Tools) US and Canadian a pin with a small ball-shaped head



1. a short pin with a spool-shaped head of plastic, glass, or metal, used for affixing material to a bulletin board, wall, or the like.
2. Archaic. child's play; triviality.
[1665–75; earlier, a children's game played with pins]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pushpin - a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing boardpushpin - a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board
paper fastener - a fastener for holding a sheet of paper in place
tack - a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
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A set of pushpins is included with the bulletin board kit, making hanging up pages inside simple and quick.
The company said that about 10 million people have used their Facebook application to create color coded travel maps, using virtual pushpins to mark destinations.
We brainstormed what easily accessible and plentiful items could be used--jelly beans, pennies, pushpins, pins with multicolored heads, sequins, safety pins, dried pasta, beads, crayons, sprinkles, buttons, bottle caps, assorted candy, synthetic jewels and aquarium stones.
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Rhodes native mapping extends the benefits of the iPhone's powerful native mapping capabilities (annotated pushpins that link to external URLs and the ability to zoom arbitrarily) to other devices such as Android and BlackBerry smartphones that otherwise wouldn't have such capabilities.
The poems are composed as if written on fourteen-line postcards, each correlating to pushpins on a travel map.
If you have ever searched for something with a geographical factor like "nh hotels," then you may have noticed that a small map with pushpins appears in the search results.
1 exported the results into a CSV file and imported them into Google Earth, but this time, I had Google Earth color code the pushpins based on asking price: $0 to $50,000--green; $50,000 to $ 100,000--yellow; and $100,000 to $150,000--red.