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safety pinnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​pin used for ​fastening things, ​especiallycloth, which has a round end into which the ​sharppointfits, so that it is ​covered and cannot ​stick into you
(Definition of safety pin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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safety pinnoun [C]

 /ˈseɪf·ti ˌpɪn/
a pin with a round end to ​hold the ​sharppoint, so that it will not ​stick you and will ​stayfastened
(Definition of safety pin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “safety pin”
in Arabic دَبّوس بِمَشبَك…
in Korean 안전 핀…
in Portuguese alfinete de segurança…
in Catalan imperdible…
in Japanese 安全ピン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安全别针…
in Turkish çengelli iğne, firkete…
in Russian английская булавка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安全別針…
in Italian spilla di sicurezza…
in Polish agrafka…
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