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pincushion

[pin-koo sh-uh n] /ˈpɪnˌkʊʃ ən/
noun
1.
a small cushion into which pins are stuck until needed.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; pin + cushion
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Examples for pincushion
  • He tells me that he has every fabric bolt and pincushion cleared away between fittings.
  • The coolest new accessories for the style savvy may be a pincushion and a pair of pinking shears.
  • Butterfly bush, lantana, pincushion flower and verbena were added as nectar plants for the adult butterflies.
  • Key characteristics of common buttonbush are its pincushion flower heads, elongated lenticels, and swollen stem bases.
British Dictionary definitions for pincushion

pincushion

/ˈpɪnˌkʊʃən/
noun
1.
a small well-padded cushion in which pins are stuck ready for use
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