pinprick Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
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pinpricknoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˈpɪn.prɪk/  us   /ˈpɪn-/

pinprick noun [C usually plural] (HOLE/PAIN)

a very small hole in something where a pin or needle has been pushed into it, or a sudden pain where a pin or needle has been pushed into your skin: There was a pinprick on his arm.

pinprick noun [C usually plural] (SMALL AMOUNT)

a very small amount of something, especially light: The darkness was broken by the odd pinprick of light.

pinprick noun [C usually plural] (PROBLEM)

something that is slightly annoying for a short time: You have to ignore the pinpricks and just get on with the job.
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