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safety-pin

[seyf-tee-pin] /ˈseɪf tiˌpɪn/
verb (used with object), safety-pinned, safety-pinning.
1.
to secure or affix with a safety pin:
to safety-pin a child's mittens to his coat sleeve.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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safety-pin

n.

1857, from safety + pin (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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