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thumb·tack

 (thŭm′tăk′)
n.
A tack with a smooth, rounded head that can be pressed into place with the thumb.
tr.v. thumb·tacked, thumb·tack·ing, thumb·tacks
To affix with a thumbtack.

thumbtack

(ˈθʌmˌtæk)
n
(Tools) chiefly US and Canadian a short tack with a broad smooth head for fastening papers to a drawing board, etc. Also called (esp in Britain): drawing pin

thumb•tack

(ˈθʌmˌtæk)

n.
1. a tack with a large, flat head, designed to be thrust into a board or other surface by the pressure of the thumb.
v.t.
2. to attach or tack by means of a thumbtack.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thumbtack - a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing boardthumbtack - 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
Verb1.thumbtack - fasten with thumbtacks; "The teacher thumbtacked the notice on the bulletin board"
tack - fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"
Translations
připínáček
tegnestift
nasta
risaći čavlić
teiknibóla
画鋲
압핀
risalni žebljiček
häftstift
เข็มหัวใหญ่
đinh bấm

thumbtack

[ˈθʌmtæk] N (US) → chincheta f, chinche m or f (LAm)

thumbtack

[ˈθʌmtæk] n (US)punaise f (clou)

thumbtack

n (US) → Reißnagel m, → Reiß- or Heftzwecke f

thumbtack

[ˈθʌmˌtæk] n (Am) → puntina da disegno

thumb

(θam) noun
1. the short thick finger of the hand, set at a different angle from the other four.
2. the part of a glove or mitten covering this finger.
verb
(often with through) to turn over (the pages of a book) with the thumb or fingers. She was thumbing through the dictionary.
ˈthumb-nail noun
the nail on the thumb.
ˈthumbprint noun
a mark made by pressing the thumb on to a surface, sometimes used as means of identification.
ˌthumbs-ˈup noun
a sign expressing a wish for good luck, success etc. He gave me the thumbs-up.
ˈthumbtack noun
(American) a drawing-pin. She hung the picture on the wall with thumbtacks.
under someone's thumb
controlled or greatly influenced by someone. She is completely under her husband's thumb.

thumbtack

مِسْمَارٌ صَغِيرٌ يُدْفَعُ بِالإبْهَام připínáček tegnestift Heftzwecke πινέζα chinche, chincheta nasta punaise risaći čavlić puntina 画鋲 압핀 punaise tegnestift pinezka pionés, tachinha кнопка häftstift เข็มหัวใหญ่ raptiye đinh bấm 图钉
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