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[poo sh-pin] /ˈpʊʃˌpɪn/
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.
an early children's game.
Archaic. child's play; triviality.
Origin of pushpin
1580-90, for an earlier sense; push + pin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for pushpin
  • Mark each place on the map with a pushpin of a particular color.
  • Carefully use the pushpin or sewing needle to poke a hole into the foil.
  • When you find a particular place or location, a pushpin can help you track it.
  • Click on a virtual pushpin and a pop-up appears, giving info on a specific location.
  • It labeled the pictures, and placed a virtual pushpin on a world map.
  • Make larger holes for larger, brighter stars by wiggling the pushpin around a little.
  • It works by pointing to a spot on your map and making it a point of interest, symbolized with a pushpin icon.
  • Zoom in and click the pushpin that marks the location that you wish to use.
  • When you find a site in the area you want, left click on the pushpin icon to display the available information links.
  • The feature will be highlighted with a yellow border or, in the case of a point, a yellow pushpin.
British Dictionary definitions for pushpin


(US & Canadian) a pin with a small ball-shaped head
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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