A pincushion is a very small cushion that you stick pins and needles into so that you can get them easily when you need them.

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  • Pincushion — Pin cush ion, n. A small cushion, in which pins may be stuck for use. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pincushion — ► NOUN 1) a small pad for holding pins. 2) optical distortion in which straight lines along the edge of a screen or lens bulge towards the centre …   English terms dictionary

  • pincushion — [pin′koosh΄ən] n. a small cushion in which pins and needles are stuck to keep them handy …   English World dictionary

  • Pincushion — A pincushion (or less commonly pin cushion) is a small cushion, typically 3 5 cm across, which is used in sewing to store pins or needles with their heads protruding so as to take hold of them easily.Pincushions are typically filled tightly, so… …   Wikipedia

  • pincushion — UK [ˈpɪnˌkʊʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms pincushion : singular pincushion plural pincushions a small soft object in which you keep pins and needles …   English dictionary

  • pincushion — 1. noun a) A small device designed to receive sewing pins, usually pillow like; more recently also magnetic. Insulin dependant diabetics are human pincushions. b) Someone who receives regular hypodermic needle injections. 2. verb To multiply… …   Wiktionary

  • pincushion — noun Date: 1632 a small cushion in which pins may be stuck ready for use …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pincushion — /pin koosh euhn/, n. a small cushion into which pins are stuck until needed. [1625 35; PIN + CUSHION] * * * …   Universalium

  • pincushion — pin|cush|ion [ˈpınˌkuʃən] n a soft filled bag for sticking pins in until you need to use them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pincushion — pin|cush|ion [ pın,kuʃn ] noun count a small soft object in which you keep pins and needles …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English