tintack


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tintack

(ˈtɪnˌtæk)
n
a tin-plated tack or nail; a drawing pin
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.tintack - tack or small nail of tinned iron
tack - a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
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tintack

nTapeziernagel m
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