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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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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)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

thumbtack

[ˈθʌmtæk] n (US)punaise f (clou)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

thumbtack

n (US) → Reißnagel m, → Reiß- or Heftzwecke f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

thumbtack

[ˈθʌmˌtæk] n (Am) → puntina da disegno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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(2-4) Most common esophageal foreign body in neonates is a swallowed endotracheal tube,(56) however, there are other examples mentioned in the literature including stone, (7) bean, (8) button (9) and even a thumb tack. (10) Most of these cases were more than two weeks old.
An apartment resident said a man had taken the air conditioning unit, punctured it with a thumb tack and was inhaling the gases from it.
Later, Mike tells Harvey, "I still don't get the thumb tack thing." Harvey replies, "Surprising, isn't it?"
Answers: 1) Three, 2) Portsmouth, 3) Thumb tack, 4) Broccoli, 5) The Tempest, 6) 9, 7) Lynford Christie, 8) London, England, 9) Yesterday, 10) Argentina.
Brett Curry picked up a thumb tack from the conference-room table and shoved it into the model's frame just behind the trigger.
What I would have given for a stick of gum or a radio station to listen to or a thumb tack to stick in my thigh--anything to help stay awake.
I pin this information to the foam lid with a thumb tack for quick reference (along with the start date of the current batch, which I often forget).
You need: an empty frozen juice container (with one end removed), a push-pin (or thumb tack), wax paper, a rubber band, a light source (light bulb or lamp)
Dean Ambrose also beat Chris Jericho in an Asylum match after hitting him with a Dirty Deeds on a bed of thumb tacks.