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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.
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(Tools) US and Canadian a pin with a small ball-shaped head
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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]
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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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The analysis occurs over an area roughly the diameter of a pushpin with a spatial resolution less than the thickness of a human hair.
Tools are limited to scissors, rulers, hole puncher or pushpin paper drill, stapler, crayons, and colored pencils.
Next, pierce the top and bottom with a pushpin, making the hole on the wider end a bit larger.
By withdrawing a single pushpin, the rubber recoil pad of the Tavor swings down, allowing the complete bolt carrier/piston/recoil-spring assembly to be removed as one unit for cleaning and maintenance.