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pushpin

[poo sh-pin] /ˈpʊʃˌpɪn/
noun
1.
a short pin having a spool-shaped head of plastic, glass, or metal, used for affixing material to a bulletin board, wall, or the like.
2.
an early children's game.
3.
Archaic. child's play; triviality.
Origin of pushpin
1580-1590
1580-90, for an earlier sense; push + pin
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  • Do you mean to say that you really agree with Bentham that, quantity of pleasure being equal, pushpin is as good as poetry?

    The Meaning of Good--A Dialogue G. Lowes Dickinson
  • I play at pushpin with Homer every morning before breakfast, fingering and polishing, as Paris did his armour.

British Dictionary definitions for pushpin

pushpin

/ˈpʊʃˌpɪn/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a pin with a small ball-shaped head
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