Etymology

1. pincushion

noun. a small stiff cushion into which pins are stuck ready for use.

Etymology

  • cushion (English)
  • pin (English)
  • pinne (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word pincushion


1. Noun, singular or mass
The other type is known as the pincushion or shaving brush, and is characterized by multiple, if not thousands of, stamens and few petals.

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