Part of speech: noun

A cushion to hold pins.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Mrs George de Horne Vaizey.