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)
noun 1. a razor with a guard to prevent the blade from cutting the skin. safety razor noun 1. a razor with a guard or guards fitted close to the cutting edge or edges so that deep cuts are prevented and the risk of accidental cuts reduced
- Safety school
noun any college or university to which a student applies in case he/she is rejected from the colleges that he/she hopes to attend Examples One cannot overemphasize the importance of applying to “safety” schools.
noun 1. squeeze play (def 1b).
noun 1. squeeze play (def 1b). squeeze play noun 1. Baseball. Also called suicide squeeze, suicide squeeze play. a play executed when there is a runner on third base and usually not more than one out, in which the runner starts for home as soon as the pitcher makes a motion to pitch, and the […]