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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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Add mini-LED lights and hang them with pushpins into the drywall and you will create a lighted holiday decoration that takes up zero floor area.
Toolup Having the right equipment does help, so either borrow or buy the following items for a professional finish | Pasting table | Step ladders | Bucket (buy new to avoid any dirt that could affect paste) | Pasting brush - a soft bristled brush that squeezes out air bubbles and extra paste | Seam roller - a tool that helps to seal edges without marking surfaces | Wallpaper smoother - flexible plastic tool to smooth wallpaper and remove air bubbles | Carpenter's level / Plumb line - a tool that determines the vertical on an upright surface | Pushpins | Steel tape measure | Pencil | Scissors (and a jug of water to dip them in to remove paste) | Large scraper or spatula | Utility knife | 3.
When I got in in 2002, we had a wall in the office with pushpins where we put our updates.
Hang a curtain on either side of the tinsel backdrop, stringing fishing line through them and attaching the fishing line to the wall or ceiling with pushpins, tacks or gaffer's tape.
For labeling, marking, cutting and fastening, you will need markers, scissors, tape, colored pushpins, fasteners and envelopes of different sizes, depending upon how many seeds you are collecting.
The access improvements are in the following areas: Allows as-built drawings to be searched by map using the GIS system, such that clicking on pushpins or rectangles on the GIS map would bring up a drawing relevant to the area in question.
Standard exhibiting solutions like painter's tape, masking tape, pushpins, or other fasteners would either not be effective on the glass or would leave a residue behind that would be difficult to clean when the artwork needed to be changed or moved to a new location.
They look just like the little feet pushpins that the antis wear.
Similarly, the complete hammer and sear assembly can be removed quickly as a single unit by withdrawing two pushpins.
Here, a rectangular basswood volume is surrounded by swirling strips of white paper, held in place only by clear pushpins.
A map could be constructed with pushpins detailing a number of these markers and provide a concise look at the historical event related to the site.
If you turn the phone 90 degrees, you see them as pushpins on a map.