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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).


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


(ˈpɪnˌkʊʃ ən)

a small cushion into which pins are stuck until needed.
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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.
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[ˈpɪnˌkʊʃən] Nacerico m, almohadilla f


[ˈpɪnkʊʃən] npelote f à épingles


[ˈpɪnˌkʊʃn] n(cuscinetto) puntaspilli m inv


(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.
References in periodicals archive ?
In this paper the radial distortion with its type will be addressed, the barrel distortion which appears in lenses of short focal lengths and the pincushion distortion in lenses of longer focal lengths, as the other types normally have less significant impacts than the radial [7-9].
The frames shot with the 17-mm fisheye had pincushion distortion, which I also tackled using the plug-in.
For positive powered lenses the patient experiences pincushion distortion, and will report of objects sloping away, whereas minus powered lenses induce barrel distortion and complaints include objects curving outwards.
Simply choose the level of magnification and achieve beautiful macro photos with greater depth of field, nicely diffused light, and less pincushion distortion. The Instafocus hoods (included) are specially designed to diffuse the light and facilitate focusing, like training wheels for the macro lens, to get the perfect shot every time.
I could detect no barrel or pincushion distortion, or any rolling distortion at any magnification from 4.5X to 30X, which, by the way, is more than a 6X factor range.