verb (used with object), safety-pinned, safety-pinning.
to secure or affix with a safety pin:
to safety-pin a child’s mittens to his coat sleeve.
a pin bent back on itself to form a spring, with a guard to cover the point.
a spring wire clasp with a covering catch, made so as to shield the point when closed and to prevent accidental unfastening
another word for pin (sense 9)


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