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tiepin

[tahy-pin] /ˈtaɪˌpɪn/
noun
1.
a straight pin, usually with an ornamented head and a small metal sheath for its point, for holding together the ends of a necktie or to pin them to a shirt front.
Also called scarfpin.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; tie + pin
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  • The pilot- were out sounding the tiepin of water off the lighthouse yesterday.
British Dictionary definitions for tiepin

tiepin

/ˈtaɪˌpɪn/
noun
1.
an ornamental pin of various shapes used to pin the two ends of a tie to a shirt
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