safety pin


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safety pin

n.
1. A pin in the form of a clasp, having a sheath to cover and hold the point.
2. A pin that prevents the premature or accidental detonation of an explosive device, such as a bomb or grenade.

safety pin

n
1. a spring wire clasp with a covering catch, made so as to shield the point when closed and to prevent accidental unfastening
2. (Military) another word for pin9

safe′ty pin`


n.
a pin bent back on itself to form a spring, with a guard to cover the point.
[1855–60]
safe′ty-pin`, v.t. -pinned, -pin•ning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.safety pin - a pin in the form of a claspsafety pin - a pin in the form of a clasp; has a guard so the point of the pin will not stick the user
pin - a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
Translations
zavírací špendlík
sikkerhedsnål
hakaneulasokka
sigurnosna igla
安全ピン
안전핀
varnostna zaponka
säkerhetsnål
เข็มกลัด
kim tây

safety pin

nspilla da balia or di sicurezza

safety pin

دَبُوسُّ الَأمَان zavírací špendlík sikkerhedsnål Sicherheitsnadel παραμάνα imperdible hakaneula épingle à nourrice sigurnosna igla spilla da balia 安全ピン 안전핀 veiligheidsspeld sikkerhetsnål agrafka alfinete английская булавка säkerhetsnål เข็มกลัด kilitli iğne kim tây 别针

safety pin

imperdible m
References in classic literature ?
I feared to wake her all at once, so, in order to have my hands free to help her, I fastened the shawl at her throat with a big safety pin. But I must have been clumsy in my anxiety and pinched or pricked her with it, for by-and-by, when her breathing became quieter, she put her hand to her throat again and moaned.
Take your thumb out of your mouth and come to ride with Becky in your go-cart." She stretched out her strong young arms to the crowing baby, sat down in a chair with the child, turned her upside down unceremoniously, took from her waistband and scornfully flung away a crooked pin, walked with her (still in a highly reversed position) to the bureau, selected a large safety pin, and proceeded to attach her brief red flannel petticoat to a sort of shirt that she wore.
Prince dropped on his paws and began to growl like a mastiff, while the visitor apologized, saying that he could not possibly come in thus attired, but he begged Lena to lend him some safety pins.
A BIZARRE statue of a hare wearing a copy of Liz Hurley's famous Versace safety pin dress has been stolen.
- Attach a safety pin (or bodkin) to the end of the ribbon and thread the ribbon through one of the 'channels' created in step 1.
I don't have the time to locate a spare button from the sewing tin we don't really have, I'll fix it with a safety pin. It'll be fine, my tie will cover up my last-minute repair work.
The Safety Pin Facebook group was created to encourage people to wear a plain safety pin to show support for and solidarity with those who feel less safe after the referendum.
WHEN it comes to red carpet dressing Liz Hurley wrote the book and 20 years after she made her name with THAT safety pin dress the model/actress returned to her favourite designer for a charity ball in New York this week.
1849: The safety pin was patented by Walter Hunt of New York.
magazine Nylon, marketing editor Michelle Reneau said: "Emma didn't want to wear earrings - so at one point she took a safety pin, cut off the sharp end and put it through her ear." Wow, proper anarchy stuff.

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