What does the word pincushion mean?

Usage examples for pincushion

  1. After she was gone, I went up to my room for a quiet cry, and there was a gorgeous new pincushion, and 'I love you, ' on it in pins. – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  2. You are certainly a wonder, my dear, and I fancy you'd make a splendid pincushion. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  3. Not a single article of needlework appeared upon the stall; not a solitary pincushion, nor handkerchief sachet, nor nightdress bag, not even so much as an inoffensive tray cloth. – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey