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stickpin

[stik-pin] /ˈstɪkˌpɪn/
noun
1.
a decorative straight pin with a jeweled or ornamented head and a long shaft with a sheath for encasing the point, used for holding an ascot or necktie in place.
Origin of stickpin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; stick2 + pin
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  • “I guess so,” Melissa agreed reluctantly, and taking the stick pin from her collar she handed the ornament to Terry.

  • For the recipient of the stick pin was not Graham but Philip Carpenter.

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith
  • As you see, he is no beauty, and he'll never wear the stick pin unless it's given for a consolation prize.

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith
  • The stone had adorned a stick pin which Conington Warren once loved and lost.

  • He was very neatly dressed in a suit of quiet dark material, wore rich dark red tie, with a stick pin to it.

    Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday
  • The boys also united in the gift of a stick pin to Mrs. Stanhope and another to Mrs. Laning, and sent Mr. Laning a necktie.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
British Dictionary definitions for stick pin

stick pin

noun
1.
the US name for tiepin
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