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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A short steel point with a broad flat head for pressing into a board and used for temporary or quick securing of a light thin object (as a sheet of drawing paper)

Usage examples (32)
  • But there are also more appealing options, such as thumbtack monograms or a dried-bean mosaic of James Brown.
  • The sign is simply taking a pro-pushpin anti-thumbtack position.
  • See how mysterious the explanation for the mundane thumbtack is?
  • June 24th, 2006 at 4:28 pm punaise is French for thumbtack or push pin. for more
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